There are a number of schemes available to help with the cost of fitting energy-saving improvements in your home. Find out more below.
The Green Deal is a government-backed scheme to help you make cost-effective energy saving improvements. You start with an assessment of your property to see what improvements are worth considering. You may be able to claim money from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund towards the cost of some of the measures, and you could opt to take out Green Deal finance to cover the remaining cost.
Green Deal Home Improvement Fund
DECC has a new GDHIF claims portal for GDHIF release 2 customers, to redeem their voucher and claim GDHIF payment. The portal is easy to use and allows you to upload a completed voucher and invoice here.
If you cannot access the portal, please contact the GDHIF administrator: email@example.com or call 0300 555 0201.
ECO (Energy Company Obligation)
ECO provides funding from the big six energy suppliers to support energy improvements for people on certain benefits, for those in solid wall properties and for households in the poorest parts of the country.
Feed-in Tariffs (FITs)
FITs can provide on-going financial support for people generating electricity from renewable sources such as solar PV and wind.
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The domestic RHI can give you regular payments over seven years if you install an eligible renewable heating system, such as a biomass boiler or heat pump.
Some local authorities may also provide energy-saving grants or other offers for local residents to install certain energy efficiency measures in their home. Call your local authority to see if there is any help available in your area.