What is the Green Homes Grant scheme?
The Green Homes Grant scheme is a UK Government funded initiative, supporting local projects to make energy-saving improvements in people’s homes. The scheme aims to reduce household fuel bills, make homes warmer and more comfortable, lower carbon emissions, and create green jobs.
Who are Warmworks?
Warmworks is the Managing Agent of the scheme, working on behalf of local authorities across Hertfordshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire, and selected areas of London.
Our job is to work closely with the Greater South East Energy Hub and individual local authorities to target people who might qualify for the scheme and then support them throughout the process of their application.
Warmworks was formed in 2015 to deliver the Scottish Government’s fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland. We have already helped almost 25,000 homes to have work carried out under that scheme alone. Warmworks now delivers a wide range of energy efficiency, and low carbon heating projects across the UK.
We are responsible for the whole customer journey, from the initial sign-up process through to a property assessment, the installation of energy-saving improvements, and a quality inspection to ensure that everything has been fitted in line with the our high standards.
As the Managing Agent of the Green Homes Grant: Greater South East England Scheme, we aim to put our customers at the heart of everything we do. We strive to deliver an excellent service to every customer in line with our values: Professionalism, Enthusiasm, Innovation, Teamwork, and Care.
What is available?
The improvements offered will be assessed following a survey of the property, carried out by one of our highly qualified surveyors, at a convenient time. They will recommend a package of improvements that is suitable for your home and discuss the options available.
Potential improvements include:
- Wall insulation
- Loft insulation
- Air Source, ground source or hybrid heat pumps
- Biomass boiler
- Double / triple glazing to replace single glazing
- Energy efficient doors
- Thermostats and heating controls
- Hot water tank insulation
Please note that replacement/repair fossil fuel heating systems such as gas/oil/LPG boilers are not available through this scheme.
Who qualifies for this scheme?
Owner occupiers, private and social rented properties are eligible for the scheme. For those people who live in a rented property, the landlord will need to provide us with permission to install energy-saving improvements.
Householders also need to meet certain eligibility criteria to qualify for funding:
- The home must have a low energy efficiency rating (an EPC rating of D, E, F, or G – this will be assessed by Warmworks)
- The household must meet one of the other qualifying criteria:
- Annual household income of less than £30,000 (before tax and deductions)
- Annual household income of less than £30,000 (after tax and deductions)
- Annual household income of less than £20,000 per annum (after housing costs are deducted)
- Unemployed and in receipt of Income, Disability or Health related benefits
- Subject to an Income Payment Agreement (such as bankruptcy, IVA or step change)
- State pension age and in receipt of housing credit
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria above but struggle to heat your home and pay your fuel bills, please do get in touch with us to discuss the options.
If you are in any doubt about your eligibility for funding, you can contact us and our friendly team will be more than happy to help.
How it works
Our team will provide all the information that is needed when you get in touch with us. We aim to make the process as smooth as possible, from the initial survey through to the installation and inspection.
We know every customer’s home and circumstances can be different so please be assured our team are on hand to provide help and support every step of the way. We are committed to providing an inclusive service and we understand that customers are often in need of extra support – our service has been specifically designed to provide this wherever we can.
Below we have outlined what a typical customer journey through this scheme might look like.
If you would like to read about some other people that we’ve already helped and supported through our other schemes click here.