Third Phase of GDHIF Comes to a Close

26th March 2015
This morning (26th March 2015) the third phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund came to a close with the full £70m being fully allocated.

The fund which opened for applications on Monday 16th March 2015 had 18,480 applications with over 90% of these (18,177) being for external wall insulation. A whopping £69,483,350 has been allocated to external wall insulation.

The fourth phase of funding is due to be released in April however the date is yet to be announced.

An additional £5 million, remaining from release two of GDHIF, was made available immediately so householders can continue to apply for funding to make energy saving home improvements. The funding has been allocated as follows:

up to £1,250 for installing two measures from an approved list;
up to £100 refunded for a Green Deal Assessment if it recommends the measures applied for;
up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home.
Money for GDHIF is part of over half a billion pounds allocated for household energy efficiency between 2014 – 2017.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said:

“The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is extremely popular, and the third release has proved no exception. Thanks to this scheme some of the country’s leakiest homes will be warmer and cheaper to heat – permanently.

We know the best way to help people use less energy and drive down their bills is to make their homes more energy efficient, and through ECO and Green Deal we’ve improved over one million homes across the country”.

The approved list of measures for the £5 million remaining from the second release of GDHIF is as follows:

Cavity wall insulation;
Condensing mains gas boiler;
Secondary glazing;
Double/triple glazing (replacing single glazing);
Flat roof insulation;
Replacement warm air unit;
Fan-assisted storage heaters;
Energy efficient replacement doors;
Floor insulation;
Room-in-roof insulation;
Waste water heat recovery.

Those interested in applying for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund should visit the GDHIF page on GOV.UK

Households in England and Wales can get advice on how to reduce their bills and make their homes more energy efficient from the Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS) on 0300 123 1234 (calls charged at national rates). Scottish households seeking home energy efficiency advice should contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.
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