The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced the surprise withdrawal of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) on Thursday July 24th. The scheme proved to be overwhelmingly successful and was in danger of outspending its £120m budget. The press release is available here.
GDHIF was introduced by Government in June 2014
- New incentive scheme to improve the energy efficiency of your home linked to the Green Deal.
- Open to all householders, tenants and landlords in England and Wales
- Provides a choice of 2 core incentive offers, and where you qualify, 2 add-on bonus rewards across a range of energy saving home improvements.
How does the offer work?
Choose offers 1 and/or 2, then add on offers 3 and/or 4 if applicable
|Core offer 1: Two energy saving measures||
|Core offer 2:Solid Wall Insulation||
|Add-On 3:Home Buyer Bonus||
|Add-On 4:Green Deal Assessment Report refund||
Who can apply (applicants)?
||*Scheme is open to both private and social tenants and landlords.The person who pays the majority of the costs can apply (the applicant).|
Who can do the work?
|The work can be done by a Green Deal Approved Provider and/or Installer registered with the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.Horrabridge Energy Savers (HES)/Transition Tavistock can provide you with details of local GDA Providers and Installers. You can also find a list here: http://gdorb.decc.gov.uk/find-a-green-deal-supplier/advanced.|
Eligible energy saving measures for Core Offer 1
Any two of the following improvement measures:
|Cavity wall insulation||At least 50% of external walls|
|A Condensing gas boiler on mains gas||One|
|Secondary glazing||At least 50% of windows|
|Double/triple glazing (replacing single glazing)||At least 50% of windows|
|Flat roof insulation||Entire roof above an individual property|
|Replacement warm air unit||One|
|Fan-assisted storage heaters||At least 3|
|Energy efficient replacement external doors||At least 2|
|Floor insulation||At least 50% ground floor|
|Room-in-roof insulation||All the roof|
|Flue Gas Heat Recovery||One|
|Waste water heat recovery||One|
For more details and how to apply get in touch with us and/or download our information sheet here: GDHIF – handout – v2
Update: February 2015
There have been some changes to the Cosy Devon scheme and free loft and cavity wall insulation is now only available to private householders and tenants receiving qualifying benefits. More information available here
Energy saving measures for householders across Devon
Cosy Devon is offering energy saving measures to private homeowners, landlords and tenants across Devon from July 2014. This offer is managed by the Cosy Devon Partnership (Devon County Council and the Devon local authorities together with E.ON); and is being provided by E.ON under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
The scheme provides cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and loft top ups for free for private householders (homeowners, tenants and landlords) in designated low income areas; in other areas loft and cavity wall insulation will be free of charge. Loft top-ups will be £149..
There is also the chance for a free boiler repair or replacement for private householders in receipt of certain benefits.
A contribution to the costs of external wall insulation may also be possible for certain privately owned properties.
What to do if you’re interested
There is a limited amount of money available within Cosy Devon to pay for the measures. Apply as soon as you can.
Register your interest with Transition Tavistock by providing your name, address, postcode and contact details and a team member will follow up with you.
Transition Tavistock will earn a small fee (to be confirmed) for each completed measure which will help fund further support in your community.
Transition Tavistock: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 07069-569-444.
Download a factsheet here: Cosy Devon Offer info-sheet