Data provided in the monthly release covers the start of the scheme (30 September 2020) to the end of March 2021. The data provided should be treated as provisional and subject to revision. However, it still gives a good indication of take up.
Across England the scheme received over 113,700 applications. During March 2021, an announcement was made that the scheme would close to new applicants on March 31 2021. As a result, the largest number of applications were received in March 2021 with nearly 31,000 applications.
Of all applications, 20 per cent were withdrawn or rejected, resulting in over 90,800 live household applications. From the 90,800 household applications, there were nearly 123,800 live voucher applications. This was because each measure included on a household application required a separate voucher. Over 60% of voucher applications were for Insulation measures, and nearly 21% were for Low Carbon Heat.
The West Midlands region accounted for 13.6% of all live household applications, the second highest in England after the North West.
Breaking the data down further by county showed that Worcestershire applications accounted for 6%, and Herefordshire for 3%, of the West Midlands total. This equated to 781 live household applications for Worcestershire and 319 for Herefordshire. Most applications, 64%, came from the West Midlands county itself.
To date, Government Contribution Funding for vouchers has reached a total of £246 million, although only £43 million has so far been paid.
To view the full dataset, visit gov.uk.