Funding available for householders to make homes greener

Daventry District Council Offices
Daventry District Council Offices

Householders across Daventry district are being advised to take advantage of a Government scheme which allows them to claim cash back on a range of energy saving improvements.

The Government Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) allows people to claim back some of the money they spend installing energy efficiency improvements in their home.

Up to £5,600 is available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing certain energy saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.

It is the third time the Government has released funds through the GDHIF since it launched in June 2014, with £70 million up for grabs this time. People will be able to apply for up to £3,750 for installing solid wall insulation, while £1,250 is being offered towards the cost of installing any two of a number of improvements.