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Green Homes Grant deadline extended for extra year

Dacorum residents now have even more time to get help with the cost of making energy-saving improvements to their homes.

The Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme deadline has been extended until March 2022.

The initiative is a great way of helping make homes more energy efficient - this can help people to save money on their bills, and it will reduce their carbon footprints, too.

The grant funds up to two thirds of the cost of green home improvements for homeowners and landlords up to £5,000, or 100 per cent of the cost for those on low incomes up to £10,000. Previously, work had to be completed by March 2021, but this has now been extended to the end of March 2022 meaning that even more people will be able to access this green scheme.

The Government hopes that nationally the scheme will help around 600,000 households save up to £600 on their energy bills.

Vouchers must be used to install at least one primary home insulation or low-carbon heating measure. You can also use your voucher to help cover the cost of secondary measures. Measure include insulation of walls, floors and roofs, double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing, and low-carbon heating such as heat pumps.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Andrew Williams, said “We want our residents to be happy and healthy in their homes this winter. By warming homes as efficiently as possible, householders can save money and drive down their carbon footprints, which is a crucial part of helping towards reducing the Climate Emergency. I urge those households that are applicable to take this opportunity as soon as possible.”

If you’re a tradesperson, make sure you’re eligible to carry out work under the scheme, which will support thousands of green jobs.

If the Green Homes Grant is not suitable for you, there is also other funding that may be available to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home. We're working in partnership with YES Energy Solutions to make it easier for households to get the help they need with ECO funding.

For more information on applying for the Green Homes Grant voucher or ECO funding, visit our home energy page