Category Archives: Green Deal and ECO

New round of Green Deal Home Improvement Funding (GDHIF) available this week

As expected, the next round of GDHIF funding is to be released at 9:00am on Wednesday (10/12/14). DECC are releasing up to £30 million per quarter of 2015 and the next release is expected to be in February. Up to £5600 worth of incentives are available per household but valid quote(s) for each measure and […]

Green Deal Communities Funding

Southampton City Council has been awarded funding by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to carry out a regeneration project across the city through its Solent Green Deal project. They are looking to insulate homes with solid walls and have been undertaking works in British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF), Wimpey and REEMA properties. […]

New round of incentives funding through GDHIF

An an additional £100 million have been announced for the scheme which closed in July. A few months ago we explained that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) had been closed due to ‘overwhelming popular demand’. We’re now pleased to inform you that the government have announced that they are going to inject an […]

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Closes

DECC have announced that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has been closed: “Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect. A surge in applications over the last two days means the allocated budget has now been reached. All applications received prior to the […]

More households now eligible for subsidised or free insulation

The government announced the results of their consultation into the future of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) yesterday. For an in-depth summary of the changes see our update. Among the changes are expansion of the areas eligible for free or subsidised insulation through the Carbon Saving Communities Obligation (CSCO). The map below shows the areas […]

Funding to boost the Green Deal for Local Authorities

24 Local Authorities have won funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to boost uptake in the Green Deal through Green Deal Communities funding. A consortium of local and unitary authorities in the Solent region (Eastleigh, Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton) were successful in their bid for a share of the £88 million […]

Council project to help residents save money

Find out how your home could be more energy efficient to save you money on your gas and electricity bills, with a Solent Green Deal assessment from your local council. Solent Green Deal is a partnership of eleven councils across the region. The scheme provides impartial and trustworthy advice to help people make energy efficient […]

Government announce increased cashback rates for Green Deal

The Government have announced increases to the incentives available to encourage participation in the Green Deal scheme. Our guide shows the new rates available to any cashback applications made or redeemed on or after 13 December 2013. They will be available until 30 June 2014. The increases are especially useful for those who would like to install […]