Green Homes Grant
The Green Homes Grant was recently announced by the government so that some households can get vouchers to make their homes more energy efficient. Please note that this scheme doesn't start until September 2020.
How to apply
- Use the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) website to check what energy efficiency or low carbon heat improvements can be made to your home.
- Use the SEA website to find accredited tradespeople or businesses in your area that are able to undertake the work and obtain quotes from them. You should get at least 3 quotes to make sure you are getting the best value for money.
- Apply for the voucher from the end of September 2020.
You should only enter into a commitment to carry out work once you have had confirmation that your voucher application has been accepted.
You must make sure the work is scheduled to be completed, and the voucher redeemed subject to its terms and conditions, by 31 March 2021.
Energy efficiency advice and finding the right trader
Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice service set up by local councils across Surrey as well as Surrey County Council. You can call them on 0800 783 2503
If you know what work needs carrying out then you can now use a directory of businesses which have been vetted and monitored by trading standards. Each business has given a commitment to trading fairly and appears on the traders4u website
If you receive emails, texts phone calls or even someone knocking on your door about this then it could be a scam!
Our advice is not to click on any links or engage in conversation.
You can report these incidents to us via Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133 and forward phishing emails to The National Cyber Security Centre via email@example.com
Advice for traders
Tradespeople are urged to sign up for TrustMark accreditation as part of the new Green Homes Grant scheme.
Builders, plumbers, and other tradespeople across England will need a government-backed seal of approval to provide their services as part of the new £2 billion Green Homes Grant going live at the end of September.
Find out more on the Gov.uk website
Frequently asked Questions
Trustmark have a answered some frequently asked questions that may be useful to both businesses and consumers.