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Grants to help you on your Net Zero journey

Green Homes Grants

The Green Homes Grant scheme which gave homeowners in England vouchers to help cover the cost of energy efficiency improvements to their home is now closed to new applicants. If you applied before the deadline on 31st March, you should still be able to get the measures installed if you meet the criteria.


The scheme has been replaced by £300 million extra funding nationwide for green home upgrades, as well as new funding delivered through local authorities to help lower income households to cut emissions and save money on bills. Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice service set up by local councils across Surrey as well as Surrey County Council. You can call them on 0800 783 2503. Their website has details of the new Green Jump Surrey project, through which funding is available for eligible households.


Eligible owner-occupied households can use the funding to install a combination of energy efficiency improvements including:

  • Cavity wall insulation

  • Solid wall insulation

  • Park home insulation

  • Loft insulation up to the recommended

       270 mm including top-ups

  • Underfloor Insulation

  • Draught proofing

  • LED lighting

  • Air source heat pump

  • Solar photovoltaics

  • Solar hot water system 


Note that funding availability is time limited.


Renewable Heat Incentive

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) gives households money towards renewable home heating costs. Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system.


The non-domestic RHI scheme which pays businesses for their renewable heat energy closed to new applications from April 2021, but the domestic RHI (which is open to UK homeowners) will be open to applicants until the end of March 2022.

Tree and hedgerow grants

We will bring you more information on these when we launch the Churt tree planting initiative later this year, but in the meantime, you can check out the funding opportunities on Surrey’s New Tree Strategy webpage and the Forestry Commission’s rather complex information on Woodland Grants and Incentives – which fortunately also has a comparison table.


The Woodland Trust also offers a range of schemes. including subsidised tree packs and trees for your farm.


For community trees, funding opportunities include:

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