On Monday 16th March, £70 million was made available through the third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), but this was fully allocated on Thursday 26th March.

Householders who made applications prior to the closing date may have to wait up to 30 days to receive their voucher, due to exceptionally high demand. You are advised to contact your installer as soon as you receive your voucher to ensure that your installation is programmed in at the earliest opportunity, and well in advance of the voucher expiry date.

Although applications for solid wall insulation have now closed, an additional £5 million remaining from release two of GDHIF, is being made available immediately for two measures applications.

The funding will be allocated as follows:
• up to £1,250 for installing two measures from an approved list;
• up to £100 refunded for a Green Deal Assessment if it recommends the measures applied for;
• up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home.

The approved list of measures for the £5 million remaining from the second release of GDHIF is as follows:
• Cavity wall insulation;
• Condensing mains gas boiler;
• Secondary glazing;
• Double/triple glazing (replacing single glazing);
• Flat roof insulation;
• Replacement warm air unit;
• Fan-assisted storage heaters;
• Energy efficient replacement doors;
• Floor insulation;
• Room-in-roof insulation;
• Waste water heat recovery.

Those interested in applying for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund should visit the GDHIF page on GOV.UK

Remaining funds are limited and DECC may vary the terms of the scheme (including the incentive rates) or suspend or close the scheme, with immediate effect, without notice and at any time.

A refund towards the cost of a Green Deal Advice Report is subject to a successful voucher application, the installation of the eligible measures through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund and compliance with the scheme terms and conditions.

Plans for a future release of GDHIF are currently unknown and will be a post-election decision for the next Government. However, this Government has allocated over half a billion pounds to household energy efficiency from 2014-17.