Green Homes Grant

Grants towards energy efficient improvements to homes

What Is the Green Homes Grant?

The Green Homes Grant 2023 is an initiative from the Government set up to provide homeowners with financial support to help with improving their homes in order to make them more energy efficient. The grant aims to help homeowners save money on energy bills, reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a greener environment.

If you are looking at changing some elements of your conservatory, you may qualify for this grant. The scheme launched at the beginning of September, and you can apply online.

Can the Green Home Grant Be Used for A New Conservatory Roof?

From our understanding, yes, as long as the conservatory meets the criteria. While there hasn’t been much information released on the use of the Green Homes Grant being used for conservatory roof improvements, it is possible to claim a grant for this purpose.

As far as we know, the conservatory must be classified as part of the main house, meaning there can’t be a door between the conservatory and the main house. The conservatory should also have a separate heating control.

How much is the Green Home Grant

The grants will be issued as vouchers to those who apply and qualify for them.

There are two categories of vouchers:

Up to £5,000

These will be available to homeowners and landlords to claim up to 2/3rds of the price of an energy-saving home improvement.

Up to £10,000

These will be available for homeowners who are on a low income. Due to their low income, they will be able to claim 100% of the home improvement costs.

What home improvements are eligible?

Several household improvements will be eligible for the grant.
  • Tick in a Circle Icon BlueLoft/roof insulation
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EPC rating and the grant

As mentioned above, the grant will only be given if the conservatory is part of the main house. This is because conservatories that have a wall or door between them are not included in the EPC rating of the property.

The EPC rating is a measurable indicator of the energy efficiency of a home; any improvements would need to increase this rating. As separate conservatories do not contribute towards the EPC rating, it would be impossible to measure the improvement made by the changes. This explains the set criteria given for which conservatories might qualify for the grant.

Make the changes

Despite not being able to use the grant to improve your conservatory roof, now is still the time to make the change. If using the grant for other home improvements, you could use the money saved to invest in a new conservatory roof.

While the grant may not cover the improvements, a warmer roof will still make a difference to your home and conservatory, making the work worth it.