Green Deal Home Improvement Fund closes
Boost in applications closes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced today that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed with immediate effect due to an overwhelming surge in applications over the past two days,
The surge followed news of applications and money issued reaching £50M just six weeks since opening and means the allocated budget has been reached. Applications received prior to the Fund closing that satisfy the terms and conditions and meet the criteria will be honoured at the original rates.
The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was set up to aid energy efficiency improvements in homes across England and Wales. It offered cash back for customers installing energy efficiency measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing and renewable energy generation.
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.”
The DECC announced changes to the scheme just two days ago, caused by its hugely positive response so far, which were expected to elongate the Fund and allow people to continue to apply.
The Department will now 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234.
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