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Insulation & heating grants

There are grants available towards the cost of making your home more energy efficient.
 

You may be able to get a grant towards the cost of a new boiler, heating system, low carbon heating system or insulation, for example. We can give you advice on this and may be able to refer you to a local company that can access the grant for you and do the work.

Where do the grants come from?

Grants are offered through the Energy Company Obligation (often called ECO) and the Government’s new Green Home Grants. The ECO is a government regulation that requires the largest UK energy suppliers to help people make their homes more energy efficient, so the money comes from your energy supplier.

The standard Green Home Grants scheme offers vouchers for two-thirds of the cost of energy-saving home improvements, up to £5,000. So a homeowner installing cavity wall and floor insulation costing £4,000 would only pay about £1,320, with the Government contributing the remaining £2,680. For households on the lowest incomes the vouchers can cover the full costs, up to £10,000. More details can be found on our Green Home Grants voucher information sheet.

Under the Energy Company Obligation, some low income households can get grants to cover the whole cost of cavity wall or loft insulation, and significant grants towards other improvements like new boilers. This part of ECO is called 'Help to Heat'. If you don't qualify as a 'low income' household you may still be entitled to support with the cost of cavity wall insulation (including "hard-to-treat" cavity walls), loft insulation, and solid wall insulation, including for park homes.

How do I get a grant?

You can apply for a Green Home Grant voucher at www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/grants. You can also speak to one of our energy advisors who can help you decide what improvements are suitable for you and what installers are available.
 
To benefit from an ECO grants an installer visits your home to check its suitability for the improvement you want to make. Once this is done, the installer will prepare a quotation for you detailing the total cost of the work minus any grant funding you can access. If the installation is not fully funded by a grant, you will need to make a contribution or take out an energy loan to help pay the shortfall.

We keep on top of many local offers, schemes and grants that are currently available, and will advise you on your best option.

Call us to find out more and get a referral. If you’d like to save some time on the phone, then you can fill out this online form first, and we'll call you back.

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