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Green Deal schemes

This content applies to England & Wales

Green Deal schemes can provide grants to assist with the costs of home insulation and of improving energy efficiency.

exclamation The Government stopped funding the Green Deal Finance Company, which lends money to Green Deal providers, from 23 July 2015. This will have an impact on anyone who wants to apply for Green Deal improvements, but existing Green Deal consumers should not be affected. Green Deal assessments can still be obtained. See Gov.uk for more information.

Green Deal

The Green Deal is a government initiative for tenants and homeowners in England and Wales designed to encourage energy-saving improvements. It applies to both domestic and commercial property, but a tenant (including a social housing tenant) must get their landlord's permission to sign up to the Green Deal.

Green Deal assessments

Green Deal provision is given following a full property assessment. The applicant may have to pay for this. Following an assessment the applicant will receive an 'advice report' giving details of recommended improvements and an estimate of how much money this could save.

Green Deal Cashback scheme 

The Green Deal Cashback scheme enables a householder who makes energy-saving improvements to their property following a Green Deal assessment to claim cash back from the government.

Applications to the cashback scheme open and close depending on level of demand. Information about grants available can be found at Gov.uk.

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

The last release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) was made available to householders in England and Wales in December 2014.

Other energy saving measures

The Energy Savings Trust can provide information for householders on the availability of grants across the UK, and about energy saving measures generally. Households in England and Wales can get advice on how to reduce their bills and make their homes more energy efficient from the Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS) on 0300 123 1234 (calls charged at national rates).

For information on winter fuel payments and the warm home discount scheme, see the page Older people: remaining at home.

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