If you’re a homeowner or residential landlord you can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.

These improvements could include insulating homes to reduce energy usage, or installing low-carbon heating which would lower the amount of carbon dioxide produced by homes in Warrington.

Vouchers through this scheme will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5000. You are able to apply for these vouchers if you own your own home, you own your own park home on a residential site or if you’re a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector.

You'll need to redeem your voucher and ensure home efficiency improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

How much you can get

Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.

If you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000. Check if you’re eligible for the low income support scheme. Landlords are not eligible for low income support.

What the voucher can be used for

The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures.

Primary measures

The voucher must be used to install at least one primary measure, including solid wall insulation (internal or external), cavity wall insulation, under-floor insulation (solid floor, suspended floor), loft insulation and roof installation.

The voucher can also be used for low carbon heating measures including air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solar thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collector), biomass boilers or hybrid heat pumps.

Secondary measures

If you install at least one primary measure, your voucher can be used to help cover the cost of a range of secondary measures including works to windows and doors and heating controls and insulation.

What the voucher covers

Costs that are covered by the voucher include:

  • labour
  • materials
  • VAT

Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme

As well as the national Green Homes Grant, Warrington, alongside Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester councils, has successfully bid for a £1.7m funding grant to provide energy efficiency improvements to local homes.

The successful joint funding bid was part of the national Green Homes Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme and Warrington’s allocation of this funding will support low income households in the least energy efficient homes in Warrington, rated E, F and G.

We will now be writing directly to households who would be eligible for energy efficiency improvements, as well as providing energy advice and guidance to help residents make their homes even greener.