Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect.

A surge in applications over the last two days means the allocated budget has now been reached. All applications received prior to the fund closing that satisfy the terms and conditions and meet the eligibility criteria will be honoured at the original rates.

The decision follows an impressive initial response from the public and industry to the GDHIF, which saw more than £43m worth of vouchers issued in the first six weeks and applications for well over £50m.

The GDHIF was set up to help households in England and Wales improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Amber Rudd, said: “The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is a world first and in a short space of time it has proved extremely popular.

“We were always clear there was a budget which is why we encouraged people to act quickly. As a result, thousands more families will now benefit from Government help to have warmer homes which use less energy.”

Earlier this week DECC announced changes to the scheme, caused by the hugely positive response since its launch at the beginning of June. The Department of Energy and Climate Change will monitor voucher redemption rates and will consider whether to launch a further offer should funds become available.

You can read the full press release by visiting the government’s website –> https://www.gov.uk/government/news/applications-to-the-green-deal-home-improvement-fund-close