[Update: This scheme has now ended. For the latest information on available funding, contact your local council.]
Smart Home Scheme Grants of £6,000 for SWI
The new GDHIF scheme has just been announced offering grants of up to £4,000 for solid wall insulation (SWI) for homes, however this is £2,000 less than when the scheme originally launched during the summer of 2014. If you happen to live in Haringey, Islington, Camden, Waltham Forest, Hackney or Enfield you can still access the full £6,000 though through a scheme known as the Smart Homes Programme!
What is the Smart Homes Scheme?
The Smart Homes programme is a scheme specifically designed to improve the energy efficiency of homes in the area.
The Smart Homes programme has received funding via the governments Green Deal Community Fund – giving local residents access to £6,000 grants to help improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
The Smart Homes scheme has only recently launched, but is only set to run until 31st March 2015, so if you are looking to take advantage it worth acting fast!
Smart Homes will provide the residents a Grant of up to £6,000 to contribute to the cost of installing energy saving home improvements including solid wall insulation or difficult to fill ‘cavity walls’ as well as a subsidised £50 Green Deal assessment (our normal price for this assessment is £132!).
How Does the Smart Homes Scheme Work?
The process is relatively simple too! The first step will be a visit from a Green Deal Assessor – who will assess the property and produce a series of energy saving improvements relevant to the home. Following this, a Smart Homes Advisor will visit the property and discuss the recommendations and look at viability of carrying out the works.
If you would like to go ahead, you can then get quotes from approved installers and if you are happy with the price you can then proceed to have the works carried out.
On top of the £6,000 Smart Homes grant, you will also be eligible for ECO (the Energy Company Obligation), which could be worth as much as an additional £2,000 worth of funding.
Your Smart Homes Advisor will help you gain any planning and building control permissions.
Also it is worth mentioning the scheme is open to both home owner-occupiers and landlords (or tenants with landlord consent).
How do I register for the scheme?
If you are interested in taking part in the scheme you can call us on 0208 144 0897 or fill in the form below and we can help you get started.
If you live in any of the 6 boroughs – Haringey, Islington, Camden, Waltham Forest, Hackney or Enfield – you can take advantage of the Smart Homes programme – this gives you access to more funding than GDHIF! You need to act fast too – this scheme is only running until the end of March 2015.