The Department of Energy & Climate Change has announced this week that the funds given to households under the Government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund have increased by by £8 million in one week: over the last three weeks since the inception of the new scheme, £16.5 million has been issued.
Over 4000 households have applied for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, which offers instant money back to households who have invest in energy saving home improvements.
Commenting about this initial success in the scheme, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, said: “With the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund off to such an encouraging start, it’s the perfect time to make your home more energy efficient. Act now, get money for the improvements and enjoy a warmer home and lower energy bills this winter.”
The new government incentive scheme offers domestic energy customers the following:
- up to £1000 for installing two measures from an approved list; and/or
- up to £6000 for installing solid wall insulation; and
- up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment
The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund also entitles people who have recently bought a property (within the last 12 months) to qualify for up to an additional £500 if they carry out energy efficiency improvements.
Further information can be found on DECC’s website