On 4 March 2015, the Department of Energy & Climate Change announced the third release from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) worth up to £70 million. 

Domestic energy customers were able to receive:

  • up to £1250 for installing two measures from an approved list;
  • up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home.

There was also up to £3750 for installing solid wall insulation - now all used up.

To complete the two-stage application process, householders need:

  • A Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) or Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that is less than two years old;
  • A quote from a GDHIF registered installer or provider for work specified on the GDAR or EPC and included on the list of GDHIF approved measures; and
  • Proof of property ownership (for landlords/undertakings only) Householders are encouraged to get more than one quote, particularly when they are having expensive work done, to make sure they are getting the best deal available.

Funds are limited and DECC may vary the terms of the scheme (including the incentive rates) or suspend or close the scheme, with immediate effect, without notice and at any time.

For more information, see how the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund works and how to apply.

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). 

Householders are able to receive GDHIF funding for any two of the following energy savings improvements:

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Condensing mains gas boiler
  • Secondary glazing
  • Double/triple glazing (replacing single glazing)
  • Flat roof insulation
  • Replacement warm air unit
  • Fan-assisted storage heaters
  • Energy efficient replacement doors
  • Floor insulation
  • Room-in-roof insulation
  • Waste water heat recovery

For the ‘two measures’ option 100% of the costs of installation to a maximum of £1,250 may be claimed back. Customers who have purchased the property to be improved within the last 12 months may be eligible for an additional £500 home buyer’s bonus. The home buyer’s bonus and rebate towards the cost of a Green Deal Advice Report is subject to a successful voucher application, the installation of the eligible measures through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, and compliance with the scheme terms and conditions.

To be eligible to apply and complete the two stage application process, householders will need to:

  • Have a valid Green Deal Advice Report or EPC which must have been carried out in the two years prior to application;
  • Apply for GDHIF eligible measure(s) recommended on their assessment report or EPC; and
  • Apply for a voucher by filling in an application form and providing a quote for the improvements from a registered GDHIF installer or provider. Landlords (or other undertakings) will also need to provide proof that they own the property/ies to be improved.

To submit a voucher claim for payment, householders will need to:

  • Have the improvements installed by a Green Deal Installer or Provider registered with the scheme;
  • Redeem your voucher before it expires via the claims process set out on the terms and conditions. The voucher must be completed and signed by you and the Green Deal Installer or Provider – with copies of the invoice(s) and, if appropriate, the Green Deal Assessment Report invoice; and
  • Have met the scheme’s terms and conditions

Householders can apply to the third release of GDHIF until the 30 September 2015, or when the money allocated  is used up, at which time the scheme will automatically close.

Landlords and tenants can apply for the scheme provided they are paying for more than 50% of the total costs of the improvements themselves.