Home Improvement Grants From The Government

Government Heating Grants are available for a wide variety of purposes.

The most popular grants that extra funding has been allocated for 2020 are those that will assist us in reducing our carbon footprint.

These are more commonly known as Energy Saving Grants for the UK / Warm Front Grants and include new boiler grants / heating upgrades and home insulation grants. 

These grants are all covered under the current HHCRO Scheme which runs until 2022 and is for people who claim benefits. If you do not claim benefits , you should see this post about The Green Homes Grant which is now live https://energysavingtrusts.co.uk/wp/green-homes-grant/

HHCRO Grant Funding Scheme

The HHCRO scheme (“Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation”, also known as the “the Affordable Warmth Obligation”) offers support to eligible applicants to enable them to reduce the cost of heating their property through the installation of energy efficient measures.

This grant scheme is focused on vulnerable and low income households on qualifying benefits in a bid to reduce UK instances of fuel poverty.

Fuel poverty is defined as a household that is not able to adequately heat their property at an affordable cost.

Fuel poverty is usually defined when more than 10% of a household’s income is spent on heating the home to an adequate level.

Fuel prices will increase year on year so it does make sense to insulate homes properly and upgrade heating to the most efficient on the market.

Why Are Grants Available?

In line with other countries the UK had previously committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050.

 However there is a much tougher new target on the table which will now require the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by this year.

 Legislation has been passed which is legally binding.

 Scotland has already committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2045, five years ahead of the UK government’s target.

You Could Be Eligible For A Heating Grant

This site is primarily focused on all grants that assist with saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint.

We want everyone to be aware of what is out there and assist people to apply while funding is available.

Remember you will add significant value to your home and a well-insulated house is always a good selling point.

Where are Grants Available For ?

Grants of up to 100% covering 100% of the installation costs are available for most areas of England Scotland and Wales.

List Of Heating & Insulation Grants For 2020

Free Loft Insulation

Home Energy Grants

Free Internal Wall Insulation

Free Roof Room Insulation

Free Cavity Wall Insulation

Boiler Grants

Storage Heater Grants

Free Loft Insulation

  Value –             Over £500 supplied & fitted

  Bill Savings –    Up to £150 per year in reduced bills.

Time To Fit –       Usually takes 2 – 3 hours to fit

Warranty –          Comes with a 25 yr warranty

Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your existing insulation needs to be below 100 mm to qualify

Free Internal Wall Insulation

  Value –             £3000 – £10000 supplied & fitted

  Bill Savings         Up to £500 per year in reduced bills.

Time To Fit – Usually takes 2 – 3 days to fit depending on property size.

Warranty – Comes with a 25 yr warranty

Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your walls need to be solid with no existing insulation fitted.

 Free Roof Room Insulation

If you have an attic room (accessed by a solid staircase) you could be eligible for significant improvements to bring the attic space up to current building regulations which can then be used as a habitable room.

Insulated plasterboard ifs fitted to the walls and ceiling and then the whole room is replastered. This is worth up to £10000 for some properties so do check if you can apply.

  Value –             £3000 – £10000 supplied & fitted

  Bill Savings         Up to £500 per year in reduced bills.

Time To Fit – Usually takes 2 – 3 days to fit depending on property size.

Warranty – Comes with a 25 yr warranty

Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your walls need to be solid with no existing insulation fitted.

Free Cavity Wall Insulation

WALL INSULATION

  Bill Savings         Up to £200 per year in reduced bills.

Time To Fit – Usually takes  3 -5 hours to fit depending on property size.

Warranty –   Comes with a 25 yr CIGA warranty

Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your walls need to have a cavity with no existing insulation fitted.

Eco Free Boiler grants

UK Homeowners are eligible for up to 100% grant to replace their old, inefficient heating system with a new A-rated condensing boiler under this scheme.

  Value –            Up To  £2500 supplied & fitted

  Bill Savings         Up to £200 per year in reduced bills.

Time To Fit – Usually takes  6 hours to fit.

Warranty –   Comes with a 5 yr warranty

Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your boiler is over 7 years old

Free Storage Heater Grants

Electric storage heater grants are available for eligible households in the UK as part of The “Affordable Warmth Scheme”

  Value –            Up To  £600 each supplied & fitted

  Bill Savings         Up to £200 per year in reduced bills.

Time To Fit – Usually takes  3 -5 hours to fit depending on property size.

Warranty –   Comes with a 5 yr warranty

Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your heaters need to be over 10 yrs old