Home Upgrade Grant
Saving energy across homes
Funding energy efficiency upgrades for low-income households and those off the gas grid across England
The Home Upgrade Grant will provide energy efficiency upgrades and low carbon heating via local authority funding, to households in England that are low income, off the gas grid or have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) between D and G.
Who is eligible?
Home Upgrade Grant 2 funding is exclusively reserved for off-gas grid homes (homes which are not heated using gas, i.e. dwellings that use oil, liquid petroleum gas, coal, solid fuels, or electricity for heating purposes). Households connected to the mains gas grid for heating purposes are not eligible, including where the primary heating source of a mains gas boiler is broken and the secondary heating source is electricity.
Aim of the scheme
The aim of the scheme is to improve the energy performance of EPC F-G homes to at least band D and EPC D-E homes to Band C where possible (or evidence a fabric first and value for money approach has been taken in instances where these aspirations are not possible) with a space heating demand consideration of 90 kWh/m²/year, to take homes out of fuel poverty and progress towards the UK’s legally binding commitment to reach Net Zero by 2050.
For a full breakdown of those receiving funding through the scheme can be found on the government's website.