DECC announced on 26 March that the £70 million of funding available under GDHIF Phase 3 for SWI and two measures had been allocated.
However an additional £5 million is still available for two measures, the GDAR refund and Homebuyer’s Bonus from the unallocated GDHIF Phase 2 fund.
The GDHIF Claims Portal is now accepting Phase 3 vouchers for payment.
To redeem a voucher, a homeowner must provide their voucher reference, email address used on their application, and property address before uploading their completed voucher, an invoice for the energy saving measure(s) and the GDAR invoice and/or relevant documentation for the Homebuyer’s Bonus (if applicable).
The latest monthly statistics from DECC show that 15,500 GDHIF vouchers worth £79 million had been paid by the end of February, which represents just over 50% of the funding available under the first two phases of the scheme. 2,310 SWI installations were completed in February, bringing the total number so far under GDHIF to 13,118.
78,012 SWI measures had been installed under ECO by the end of January, which is just 5.8% of all ECO measures. Green Deal Plans were up 13% in February but the number of GD Installers continued to decrease, down 2.3% on January 2015 and at the lowest level since November 2013