Funding for household energy saving measures

Green Homes Grant scheme

The government’s Green Homes Grant scheme can help towards the cost of energy efficiency or low-carbon heating improvements.

Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.

If you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000. 

Landlords are not eligible for low income support.

The scheme opened in October 2020.  You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

Funding to help low income households with the cost of replacing inefficient boilers and installing insulation is also available through a government scheme called ECO (Energy Company Obligation). Private companies doing this work can access funding from the energy companies and, if households meet the eligibility criteria, use it to provide the work at reduced cost or, in some cases, at no cost to the householder.

Householders may be contacted directly by companies offering the possibility of replacement boilers and/or insulation funded through the scheme. Alternatively, eligible householders can find a company to do this work by contacting their gas or electricity supplier, visiting the National Insulation Association website, or asking neighbours for local recommendations.

For some ECO funding, local councils are able to set the qualifying criteria through a scheme called ECO Flexible Eligibility. You can find our criteria online. Where this is the case, the company providing the work will ask the Council to verify the eligibility of households before they start work.

You can find independent advice on energy efficient measures and available grants from Simple Energy Advice.

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