How do I apply for the green deal home improvement fund?
Posted by Tasha Kosviner on 11 June 2014 at 8:26 am
This week the government has launched the green deal home improvement fund (GDHIF). The fund is a stash of cash (£120m to be precise) to be given in grants –that’s free money, people! – to anyone who has made eligible energy saving improvements to their home.
To get the funding you must:
- Be improving a domestic property in England and Wales;
- Have had the proposed improvements recommended in an energy performance certificate or green deal advice report within the last two years;
- Ensure that the improvements are eligible for GDHIF (here is the list of measures that are eligible for the green deal home improvement fund);
- Use an authorised green deal installer or provider already registered with the GDHIF (find a list here; For the most results, leave all sections blank except your postcode and remember to check the box to see only companies who are registered with GDHIF. There are currently 112 registered across the country);
- Apply for the voucher BEFORE the work commences at gov.uk/apply-home-improvement-fund;
- Have the installation made within six months of the date of the voucher being issued
Send the voucher, signed by the installer, to the GDHIF administrator by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund PO Box 6900, Basingstoke, RG24 4SY
Along with the voucher, you should attach invoices for the work and your installer’s PAS2030 Claims of Conformity which they must give you once work is completed.
As for how long it will take for your payment to be made, so far the government says the scheme administrator will “aim to make payment promptly.” However it adds that payments will not start being processed until 11 July 2014.
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