Welcome to Government Grants.
Green Deal 'Fraud'
Please be aware that trading standards 'watchdogs' are probing various complaints of fraud by those professing to be Green Deal Assessors. (Daily Express article HERE relates.) Apply via Green Deal Helpline to be sure of a genuine Green Deal Assessment.
Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) Grants
Energy Company Obligation (or ECO).
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is the closest to the previous grant system in that it is targetted at the lower income and vulnerable households where the Green Deal 'Golden Rule' does not apply. Please visit the Green Deal Helpline Energy Company Obligation (ECO) page for further information. Eligible households may be able to take measures at no cost to householders.
Green Deal is essentially a government backed loan with a Golden Rule which ensures that energy bills plus loan repayments should cost no more than would the energy bills alone, without the measures having been taken. Visit the Green Deal Helplinewebsite for further information and to apply.
Green Deal government 'cashback' scheme revealed.
100% grants for home insulation are now ceased and superseded by The Green Deal. Early adopters of The Green Deal are eligible for a government cashback initiative worth £100s per property. Once the initial funding of £40m is used, the levels of cashback will be reduced. It is 'first come, first served' so apply now. Register your interest at The Green Deal Helpline.
External Wall Insulation.
Under the Green Deal, those on benefits and living in properties unsuitable for cavity wall insulation can apply for external wall insulation. Please use the application form on the Green Deal Helpline website to arrange an assessment, specifying that you are seeking external wall insulation and any other measures you feel may be of help and providing details of your current benefits.
Loft, external wall and cavity wall insulation can make a vast difference to the heat loss from a property, as the image below, showing a partly insulated building shows, with the right hand part of the building showing considerably lower heat loss.