Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has secured £4.7 million of funding to run the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme in Greater Manchester in partnership with E.ON.
The scheme aims to:
- Tackle fuel poverty by increasing low-income homes’ energy efficiency rating while reducing their energy bills.
- Deliver cost effective carbon savings to carbon budgets and progress towards the UK’s target for net zero by 2050.
- Support clean growth and ensure homes are thermally comfortable, efficient, and well adapted to climate change.
- Support economic resilience and a green recovery in response to the economic impacts of Covid-19, creating thousands of jobs.
We are encouraging eligible residents to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 towards the cost of installing energy efficiency measures in their properties.
Michael Lewis, E. ON UK Chief Executive, said:
“By working with GMCA to deliver free energy saving improvements through the Green Homes Grant local authority delivery scheme we’re further demonstrating the ability of investing in housing to ease fuel poverty and energise the local economy which is all the more vital after Covid-19 and lockdown.”
How the Green Home Grants scheme works
If you are a homeowner or residential landlord in Greater Manchester, you can apply to the Local Authority Delivery scheme for a Green Homes Grant towards the cost of energy efficiency improvements to your home. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to apply.
Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use by heating your home more efficiently or reducing heat loss through better insulation or windows.
How much can you get?
For owner occupiers, the grant will cover 100% of the cost of the improvements up to a maximum government contribution of £10,000.
For landlords, the grant will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.
Are you eligible?
You may be eligible if:
- your property is in Greater Manchester
- you own your own home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership)
- you own a park home on a residential site (including Gypsy or Traveller sites)
- you are a residential landlord in the private rented sector
- you have a combined gross annual household income of less than £30,000
- you own a property that has a low energy performance rating. For example, the property has an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating in band E, F or G.
How to apply for the Green Home Grant?
Call the Green Homes Grant team at E.ON on 0333 202 4820 (Offices are open Monday to Friday between 9am – 5:30pm)
Or email the Green Homes Grant team at E.ON with your contact number. They will then contact you via phone and check that you qualify before scheduling a home survey.
What energy efficiency measures are available?
If eligible, the scheme provides money towards energy efficient measures, such as:
- External wall insulation
- Air Source Heat Pumps (low carbon heating)
- Window and Door improvements
- Smart heating controls
- Loft insulation
How do I find the energy efficiency rating for my home?
You can find the energy efficiency rating of your home by looking on the EPC Register and entering your postcode and selecting your house from the list.
What should I do if I don’t meet the eligibility criteria?
If you don't meet the above eligibility criteria for the Green Homes Grant scheme, don't worry. There are other schemes which may be able to help so get in touch with E.ON and see how they can help you.
When does the Green Homes Grant end?
All improvement works to your home must be completed by 31 March 2021.
Can I find my own contractors or do the work myself?
No, E.ON will find approved suppliers in your area to complete the work for you
How does the Local Authority programme differ from the national Green Homes Grant programme?
The Local Authority programme is delivered in partnership with E.ON so if you are eligible, E.ON will source all suppliers to carry out the work.
There are also eligibility criteria with the local authority programme, homeowners must earn less than £30,000 and the energy efficiency rating of the house must be E, F or G.
The Local Authority programme is open to both homeowners and private landlords that meet the eligibility criteria.
For homeowners, the government will fund up to £10,000 worth of improvements and for private landlords, this is up to £5,000.
The national scheme allows homeowners or residential landlords to apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient home improvements.
Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000 and suppliers must be sourced by the homeowner/ landlord
Landlords are not eligible for low income support.
Costs that are covered by the voucher include:
Work cannot be completed by yourself, a member of your household or your immediate family.
All work covered by the voucher must be completed by a TrustMark-registered installer who is also registered for the scheme. Your installer will also need to meet PAS and MCS standards when installing your measures.