To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the local authority delivery element of the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme (a) will end on 31 March 2021 and (b) is part of the £320 million of funding for 2021-22 announced for that scheme in the 2020 Spending Review.
24 February 2021
The Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme will upgrade the energy efficiency of around 50,000 homes of low-income households across England. The scheme is being delivered in three phases:
- Phase 1A; over £74million was allocated to 55 Local Authorities in October 2020 to fund energy efficiency projects in over 100 Local Authorities by June 2021.
- Phase 1B: around £126million of grant offers were made to 81 Local Authorities in January 2021, for delivery of energy efficiency projects by September 2021. Further details of these allocations will be announced in the coming weeks once Memorandums of Understanding with individual Local Authorities have been signed.
- Phase 2: will see funding of £300m allocated to the five Local Energy Hubs this financial year who will work with Local Authorities in their region to deliver energy efficiency projects by December 2021. Further information on how these funds are being allocated within each region will be confirmed in due course.
The 2020 Spending Review saw £320 million allocated to the Green Homes Grant Voucher scheme for 2021-22; this is independent of the £500m allocated to the Local Authority Delivery scheme in July 2020.