There are still a few days left to claim a green energy voucher from the government.

The voucher is there to help improve homes across the country and save money on bills. The scheme helps in covering some of the cost, improving the energy efficiency of homes up to £5,000.

Low income household or those claiming some benefits can claim a voucher up to £10,000

The catch is you have until the end of September to redeem your voucher.

You also have to ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

The current greenhouse emissions across Bradford are 37,662 CO2e and these vouchers could help the city meet its target of Reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

Bradford Council has announced it’s to launch a climate emergency plan and commit to a green economy. The report outlines how the huge changes in the way people live, travel and work will be needed to meet the Leeds City Region target of zero carbon emissions by 2038. However, in meeting these targets, it could have some economic benefits, such as the potential creation of 10,000 green jobs, improved health and wellbeing and a significant reduction to household bills.

In Kirklees, the council wants a 40% reduction in district carbon dioxide emissions by 2020-21 based upon a 2005/06 emissions. In January 2019 they passed a motion declaring a district-wide climate emergency and established the Climate Emergency Working Party to identify actions to reduce emissions. Other key actions to help Kirklees reach this target include boosting local woodland through the White Rose Forest Partnership, establishing a Kirklees Climate Commission and Kirklees Green Charter.

To apply for a voucher, you need to own your own home in England, and it will help improve insulation with improvements to various parts of your house.

In order to get the green grant, you will need to check what energy efficiency heat improvements can be made to your home. Before getting 3 quotes from accredited tradespeople.

To see what improvements, you can make you can visit

https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/pages/green-homes-grant