Government launches new tranche of Green Deal Home Improvement Fund money

Green Deal

The government has made a further £70m available for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

From midday Monday 16 March the scheme will be open to new application, with up to £5,600 available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing energy efficiency home improvements such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.

Energy minister Ed Davey said: “We’re helping families keep warmer for less - driving bills down by encouraging more competition between energy suppliers and making over one million homes more energy efficient.

“Households up and down the country are reaping the benefits of a warmer home thanks to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. And now, with more money available, thousands more can benefit.”

On Tuesday Ed Davey put energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty at the heart of his keynote speech at the Ecobuild conference.