FIGURES ON THE latest number of Green Homes Grant Vouchers (GHGV) to be issued have been released today by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The figures show the number of vouchers applied for, vouchers issued and installations/installers up to the end of January, 2020.
The GHGV scheme has received 69,200 applications for 100,200 energy efficiency measures.
Of these 69,200 applications, 38,076 (38%) have been approved, but only 21,000 have had a voucher issued, with 2,777 measures installed in 2,600 households.
Most applications were received in October 2020, soon after the scheme launched.
To carry out work under GHGV, installers need to be Trustmark registered. So far, 1,669 companies have applied for scheme registration. Of these, 929 installers (56%) are categorised as active, and 213 (23%) as in progress.
Of the 2,777 measures installed, most were insulation (88%). Most were of loft insulation, with 1,082 installations – 39% of measures. A further 27% of measures installed were for Cavity Wall Insulation. Low Carbon Heat account for most of the remaining 12% of all measures installed.
The GHGV scheme operates in England only. The largest number of measures installed were in the South East (598 measures, 22%), East of England (521 measures, 19%), North West (282 measures, 10%) and Yorkshire and the Humber (279 measure, 10%).
The Green Home Grant Voucher (GHGV) scheme launched in September 2020. It is designed to help householders and landlords with the cost of installing energy efficient improvements in homes.
Under the scheme, households submit an application that includes each of the measures that they would like to install at their property. A household application can contain several measures, with each measure equivalent to a voucher. Vouchers act like individual GHGV claims as each type of measure may need a separate installer to fit it.