On the 23rd July 2015, DECC (the Department of Energy and Climate Change) announced it was ending funding for the Green Deal scheme. No more applications are being considered at this time. Government ECO Grants and RHI applications are still being accepted.
The Green Deal Cash-back Scheme enable UK households to reclaim a portion of investments made in energy saving measures taken like double glazing or draught proofing.
In 2013 the Government brought in the Green Deal scheme to enable UK homes to install key energy saving improvements by lending the money to undertake the measures. This is paid back over a period of 10 - 25 years by adding a small surcharge to the energy bills. The repayments however should be smaller than the energy savings made so the overall monthly costs should not increase.
The Government then announced the a cash back incentive scheme for homes in England and Wales to introduce households to the Green. The cashback scheme enables householders including tenants to be able to claim cash back for different energy efficient improvements that they install providing the improvements have been recommended by a Green Deal Assessment and installed by a Green Deal Provider. There are a range of measures covered in the The Green Deal Cashback Scheme.
In June 2014 the Government announced the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund which offers a cashback of up to £7,600 for home improvements and you do not have to take out a green deal loan to qualify.