Today has seen the return of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), which was originally launched in June and retracted a month later.

Set up to provide support for households installing measures to improve their energy efficiency, the GDHIF was withdrawn by government in July after applications exceeded expectation and the budget was quickly reached. Now, government is trying again with the scheme, with up to £30m in vouchers available as of today.

Households in England and Wales will be able to apply for up to £5,600 to help with the cost of installing energy-saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.

The £30m will be split into two categories:

  • Up to £24m for solid wall insulation
  • Up to £6m for two measures from a list of home improvements available under the scheme.

Once the funding under each category has been committed, no more applications will be taken for that category.

Through this second release of funding, domestic energy customers can now receive:

  • Up to £4,000 for installing solid wall insulation
  • Up to £1,000 for installing two measures from an approved list
  • Up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment
  • Up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home.