North Devon MP, Selaine Saxby, is encouraging local tradespeople and home energy efficiency businesses to sign up to be a TrustMark provider for the Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme.
This month marks the launch of the Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme to encourage homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient, in a national effort to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The scheme provides eligible homeowners with a voucher of up to £10,000, depending on circumstances, to cover two-thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements to your home. With many older homes in North Devon not having insulation or double glazing, these improvements could both reduce your impact on the environment and bring down home energy bills.
There has already been keen interest from North Devon homeowners to take advantage of the Government scheme, however very few North Devon businesses have signed up to provide the services meaning residents are looking to businesses in Newton Abbot and Somerset to do the work.
If you are a local business that can provide these home improvements, you need to sign up to be a TrustMark registered provider. Once you have done this you will be added to a directory of certified installers on the Simple Energy Advice website, where homeowners can contact you to obtain a quote.
Commenting, Selaine said:
“This scheme will make a real difference in improving the energy efficiency of homes in North Devon and will save homeowners money on heating bills. Improving the energy efficiency of homes has been identified as one of the best ways for the UK to reduce its carbon footprint, and North Devon homeowners can play their part.
Local tradespeople and businesses can also take advantage of this scheme by registering as a service provider. I hope this scheme will benefit as many North Devon businesses as possible, so if you can provide insulation or fit double glazing do look at signing up with TrustMark as a service provider to take on the work.”
To find out more information on how to sign up to be a provider, visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/green-homes-grant-scheme-register-as-a-certified-tradesperson-or-business.
Homeowners interested in accessing the grant and checking their eligibility can visit www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme. The scheme lasts until the end of March 2021, when work must be scheduled in before. To find out details of your local installer visit: www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/pages/green-homes-grant.