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The Clean Heat Grant is a UK government-run scheme that aims to help existing small domestic buildings transition to low carbon heating systems for heating their homes. The scheme will come into effect from April 2022 and is expected to replace the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) when it ends in March 2022.

Previously grants have been available to early adopters, we envisage the uptake on this offer to be substantial and therefore it is essential to register your interest as early as possible.

Once registered we will contact you to discuss your requirements and guide you through the process of obtaining the grants that are most appropriate for your needs. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to.

What is the Clean Heat Grant?

As part of investment in Low Carbon homeowners and landlords in England will be able to apply for vouchers from a £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme to make their homes more energy-efficient and create local jobs.

Installing energy saving measures will help homeowners with lower energy bills whilst also helping the environment.

How much can I get?

The grant will cover up to £5000 of the purchase price.

How will it work?

The scheme will launch in April 2022, with online applications for recommended energy efficiency measures.

Once one of these suppliers has provided a quote and the work is approved, the voucher is issued.

When will the Clean Heat Grants Scheme Start?

The government has confirmed that the scheme will open in April 2022.

The Clean Heat Grant is a UK government-run scheme that aims to help existing small domestic buildings transition to low carbon heating systems for heating their homes. The scheme will come into effect from April 2022.

Latest from the UK government:

The UK government has announced its plan to decarbonise the nation through the Heat and Buildings Strategy. £5000 government grants will be given to households to promote clean heat from low carbon technologies such as heat pumps.

The scheme will run for 3 years starting April 2022, and the government has set aside a budget of £450 million under this scheme.

The main aim of this scheme is to reduce carbon emissions emitted by homes that are still dependent on fossil fuels to heat their homes and enable the phasing out of fossil fuels in the coming years. In order to achieve the government’s ambitious target of installing 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028, this scheme will be a step forward towards this.

Eligibility Criteria to Receive Clean Heat Grant

The eligibility criteria for the Clean Heat Grant are similar to that of Domestic RHI as the grant is expected to replace RHI in helping existing homes. Based on recent government consultations about the Clean Heat Grant, a set of criteria has been laid out clearly to let homeowners know what they can expect to get out of this grant should they be eligible. These criteria are detailed below:

  1. The property has to provide a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that has been issued within the last ten years. EPC tells how energy efficient a building is by
    giving it a rating in a range between A (very efficient) to G (least efficient), and this helps to understand the carbon emissions released from the property and how costly it is to heat the building.
  2. In order to be eligible for the scheme, a property must either be an existing building or a custom-made one. This is similar to what has been considered for domestic RHI. New builds will not be eligible for the Clean Heat Grant. This is because it is more expensive and complicated to switch to low carbon heating in retrofits rather than new builds, and incentives are much needed to make this transition.
  3. Homes are required to get their needs assessed and provide at least one quote from a certified installer in order to qualify for the grant. The responsibility of applying for the voucher lies on the property whereas the installer will have the lead role in redeeming the voucher. This will also ensure that the vouchers are being put to good use for those homes that really need them. It is also important that the installers
    are MCS certified.
  4. To be eligible for the grant, there must be no recommendations on the valid EPC for
    loft and cavity wall insulation. There are exemptions to this requirement in case it is a government-listed building or is located in a conservation area. The exemptions will remain the same as listed by the domestic RHI.

How Will the Clean Heat Grant Scheme Work?

  1. People can apply for the Clean Heat Grant after they have consulted with and received at least one quotation from a certified installer. Once the vouchers have been issued, work must be completed within 3 months for biomass boilers and air source heat pumps.
  2. This timeline is extended to 6 months for time-consuming, bigger installations such as ground source heat pumps and water source heat pumps. Vouchers of up to £7,000 will be made available and can be redeemed once the work has been completed.
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