Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme:
The Low Carbon Buildings Programme was replaced with the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme. Householders can now apply for one-off funding grants to reduce the cost of installing renewable heating systems in their homes. In order to be eligible for a one-off grant under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme Household Voucher Scheme, applicants are required to undertake a Green Deal Assessment.
The Green Deal scheme is open to homes and businesses interested in using energy-saving technology to reduce their energy consumption and carbon output. Unlike the Household Voucher Scheme, which offers a one-off grant to eligible applicants, the Green Deal scheme is a loan programme designed to assist homeowners and businesses.
Low Carbon Buildings Programme Grants:
Under the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme, funding was available for homes that use heat generating technologies. These technologies included ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, solar thermal hot water and wood fuelled heating. Finding for these grants was allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that the Low Carbon Buildings Programme householder stream is no longer open. The stream closed in late 2010 and will be replaced by the new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in Spring 2014. You can still access information about the grants previously available under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme using the links on this page.
The following heat generating technologies were eligible for grants under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme: