The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), which was rolled out on 1st May 2014, is now closed for applications with immediate effect due to the popularity of the scheme.

The sheer number of applications that the scheme received meant the budget was reached earlier than expected, resulting in new applicants being rejected. However, anyone who applied before the closure will be able to use the scheme, so long as they meet its terms and conditions.

The GDHIF was created in order to provide householders with energy efficient measures for their homes.

Amber Rudd, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, 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, many more families will now benefit from Government help to have warmer homes which use less energy.”

The GDHIF was instantly popular, and changes to the scheme had only recently be announced to ensure more families could benefit from it. A future scheme could still be launched though, as the DECC is still deciding on whether or not to create a further offer.

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