The Green Homes Grant deadline is now 31st March 2021, following the decision by the Government to scrap the scheme.
The voucher scheme, while recognised by many as an important initiative, was not delivering at the rate and scale required. It also faced a number of delivery challenges, which we had highlighted to Government following feedback from landlords.
The decision comes after the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report launched last week. It stated that the Government’s target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will hit a roadblock unless urgent action is taken to improve energy efficiency of homes.
We encourage you to complete applications before 5pm on 31st March.
The Government have confirmed valid applications sent before this deadline will be processed and vouchers in the system will continue to be issued, meaning that funded work to complete installations should progress over the coming months.
Read guidance on how to apply for a grant here:
The NRLA have consistently called for further funding to be made available to help landlords to go above and beyond the legal minimum of energy efficiency measures set out by the Government for the private rented sector.
They are campaigning for building passports for properties, the reintroduction of the landlord Energy Saving Allowance, and a repository of best practice to guide landlords on the actions they should take and the order to do works.
They are also developing proposals for a longer-term, simpler and more accessible financial mechanism to support landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.
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