The Green Homes Grant - Local Authority Delivery scheme (not to be confused with the Voucher scheme which has now ended) is a new Government backed scheme delivered by Local Authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible households for free (a contribution will be expected from Landlords). The aim is to help residents to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and the levels of fuel poverty across Lancashire.
The Lancashire Authorities have been successful in attracting £14 million of Government funding. The scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low energy performance homes including off-gas grid homes by installing insulation measures, upgrading single glazed windows to double glazing units and installing renewable heating technologies.
To benefit from the scheme your property must have an Energy Performance Certificate Rating of D, E , F or G. If you're not sure then you can check on the EPC Register If your property does not have an EPC then we can do this under the scheme however if the survey shows your house has an EPC Rating of A, B or C then it would not qualify for any measures.
To qualify you need to be in receipt of a Means Tested Benefit or have a household income of less than £30,000 per year. If you are in receipt of a non-means tested benefit then this is classed as income and will be added to any earnings you have but if this equates to less than £30,000 per year you would still qualify. If you have savings of more than £16,000 you would not be eligible to apply at this moment in time regardless of your income.
Please be aware that the Local Authority Delivery Scheme is not the same as the Green Home Grant Voucher Scheme. The voucher scheme ended 31st March 2021. If you applied for a voucher which did not progress then providing you and your property qualify then you can apply for the Local Authority Delivery Scheme by completing the application form.
Please Note - Funding is subject to survey. Only Green Home Grant measures are available on the grant and will only be installed if they are deemed to be suitable for your property by a Retrofit Assessor.