Press release

Applications to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund close

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect.

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Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect.

A surge in applications over the last two days means the allocated budget has now been reached. All applications received prior to the fund closing that satisfy the terms and conditions and meet the eligibility criteria will be honoured at the original rates.

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was set up to help households in England and Wales improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Amber Rudd, said:

“The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is a world first and in a short space of time it has proved extremely popular.

“We were always clear there was a budget which is why we encouraged people to act quickly.

“As a result, thousands more families will now benefit from Government help to have warmer homes which use less energy.”

Earlier this week DECC announced changes to the scheme, caused by the hugely positive response since its launch at the beginning of June.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change will monitor voucher redemption rates and will consider whether to launch a further offer should funds become available.

People interested in improving the energy efficiency of their homes can receive updates about any possible future schemes by emailing gdhif@decc.gsi.gov.uk or call the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234.

In December 2013, the government announced a £540 million three year energy efficiency package and up to £120 million will be available for home energy efficiency schemes from April 2015.

Notes to Editors

  1. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund opened to applications on 9 June 2014
  2. Green Deal Home Improvement Fund data on vouchers issued will be published weekly on the GOV.UK website for a further five weeks after which time it will be incorporated into the monthly Green Deal & ECO Official Statistics release
  3. To receive updates about Green Deal incentives in future please email gdhif@decc.gsi.gov.uk
  4. For information about home energy efficiency please contact ESAS on 0300 1231234
  5. A guidance document is also available: ‘Answering your questions about the closure of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund’
Published 24 July 2014