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Surrey residents can save money with Green Homes Grant

Surrey residents can save money with Green Homes Grant
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It has been announced that Surrey residents can save money on their energy bills with a new Green Homes Grant or ‘Green Jump Surrey’ grant of up to £15,000. The Green Homes Grant has been set up to help eligible owner-occupied households to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. As the grant is available on a first come, first served basis, it is available for a limited time only. Interested residents should check their eligibility as soon as possible by visiting the Action Surrey website.

Green Jump

The UK Government scheme has made available £6.2 million to Surrey residents to provide grants to improve the energy efficiency of homes, cut heating bills and to help the environment. Surrey County Council has also contributed £750,000 to the “Green Jump Surrey” project as top-up funding to cover up to £15,000 of works.

Action Surrey is an impartial and help residents, community groups and business within Surrey to save money on their energy bills, keep warm and reduce their environmental impact.

Some more information on the Green Homes Grant:

This information is only guidance, and you should seek your own independent advice. According to the Gov website, you may be eligible if you live in England and:

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  • you own your own home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership)
  • you own your own park home on a residential site (including Gypsy and Traveller sites)
  • you’re a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector (including local authorities and housing associations)

You cannot get the Green Homes Grant for newly built homes which have not been previously occupied. Check if you’re eligible for a Green Homes Grant.

What can the Green Homes Grant be used for?

The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures. The voucher must be used to install at least 1 primary measure.

Primary measures

  • solid wall insulation (internal or external)
  • cavity wall insulation
  • under-floor insulation (solid floor, suspended floor)
  • loft insulation
  • flat roof insulation
  • pitched roof insulation
  • room in roof insulation
  • insulating a park home
  • air source heat pump
  • ground source heat pump
  • solar thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collector)
  • biomass boiler
  • hybrid heat pump

Secondary measures

  • draught proofing
  • double or triple glazing (where replacing single glazing)
  • secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
  • energy efficient replacement doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002)
  • hot water tank thermostat
  • hot water tank insulation
  • heating controls (such as, appliance thermostats, smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves)

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