Home Energy Grants [2022]

If you are in receipt of benefits or on a low income , there are 15 Home Energy grants still available to reduce your heating bills .

You can upgrade your heating & insulaton or apply for a number of free grants from the government too .

You could get a grant valued at up to £10000 to improve your home heating and insulation and not have to pay anything towards it.





 What Are Home Energy Grants ?


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Home Improvement Grant


Warm Front / Home Energy Grants were introduced by the UK government in 2009 to help make our homes more energy efficient and to reduce our heating bills.

The scheme is a government-backed initiative which has forced the Big Six  energy suppliers ( British Gas – Eon- EDF etc)   a to fund the install of energy efficiency measures, such as insulation and heating upgrades, and have been given yearly carbon targets to meet.

Also they were designed  to reduce carbon emissions to meet the carbon zero target for 2050

They concentrated mainly on Heating & Insulation Upgrades and millions of homes benefited from this fantastic scheme over the last 10 years.

In January 2013 the Warm Front scheme was renamed as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) / Affordable Warmth Scheme but old habits die hard and many people still refer to the Scheme as Warm Front



Home Energy Grants To Reduce Heating Bills


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You can make energy improvements to your home to reduce your heating bills

This can be in the way of cash assistance or grants to upgrade heating & Insulation.

If you are finding it a struggle to pay your ever rising energy bills, you should read on.

In the UK an estimated 3.5 million UK households are believed to be living in fuel poverty.

To address this the government have made available a number of fully funded energy grants and schemes available to support those who may need help to meet their gas and electricity costs.






Why Are  Grants Available?


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Free Grants

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.



   What  Grants Are Available?

All the below schemes  have been especially set up to help tackle fuel poverty and we hope this guide will take you through the various grants available in 2022

Hopefully you will find that  you are eligible and save you potentially thousands of £££.


Help With Insulation & Heating


Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
  • Free Boiler Grants 
  • Free Storage Heater Grants
  • Free Loft Insulation
  • Free Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Free Internal Wall Insulation –  ( electric properties only)
  • Free External Wall Insulation –  ( electric properties only)
  • Free Room In Roof Insulation   ( electric properties only)
  • Free First Time Central Hating Grants
Millions of homes have enjoyed Free Boilers, Free replacement storage heaters and free loft & Cavity wall insulation  since the scheme started.
Free Central Heating Grants have been recently added to the scheme too.
This provides A brand new central heating system fitted absolutely free for most properties.
These Measures fitted under the scheme are still available today with small contributions from applicants now being the norm for some measures.




Who Is Eligible For A Warm Front Grant ?

The new ECO scheme still requires all the UK’s biggest energy suppliers to fund / subsidise energy efficiency measures of all homes that are in receipt of Low Income Benefits.

You should apply for a grant if:

  • You  receive a Low Income Benefit
  • Your home has minimal insulation
  • Your boiler / Storage heaters are over  8 years old

Private Rented and homeowners that are claiming a UK benefit can  apply for a grant to improve their Heating & Insulation


Do you have to pay back the Grant ?



Funding has been set aside by the Big Energy Companies and don’t need to be paid back.

They raise this money by a levy on all UK fuel bills so in effect are only giving you your money back!

Do not feel guilty!

Wales is supported by a similar scheme called Nest which is managed by British Gas.

If you are awarded a grant, you will not have to repay anything back in the future ,even if you move home.

The grant and warranty will be awarded free of charge as liong as you meet the very strict criteria.


Are The Warm Front Grants Means Tested?


The Grant now available for 2021 is partly means tested.All low income homes are now eligible.

You will need to be on a means tested benefit or an allowance such as attendance allowance ( not means tested ) to qualify

Fill in our form and we will be happy to check if you are eligible.


Why Should You Apply?

By insulating your home properly and upgrading your heating you can significantly reduce your heating bills as well as help to reduce global warming.

People who have applied for these measures in the past have all reported saving of over £300 per year in reduced bills.


Which Benefits Qualify For a  Grant?


  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit – Guarantee
  • Pension Credit – Savings
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit


How do I Claim The Warm Front Grant ?


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Home Improvement Grants


Fill in the form  below  and a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours to discuss your application.





Help With Paying Bills


  • Warm Home Discount
  • Winter Fuel Payment:
  • Cold Weather Payment:
  • Pension Credit:
  • Energy Company Schemes / Hardship Fund

The Warm Home Discount


This is   a one-off rebate of £140 applied to all energy bills between October and March for those who qualify.


Who Is Eligible For The Warm Front Payment ?


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Those in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit who will automatically receive it.

Other energy consumers on low income / means-tested benefits need to apply for the payment through their current energy supplier.

Warm Front no longer processes this grant and you will need to claim this from your energy supplier if you meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme.



Winter Fuel Payment

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Non means tested help for pensioners with their heating bills

This is an annual government grant of between £100 and £300 for retired and elderly people to help with winter heating costs.


Who Is Eligible For The Winter Fuel Payment ?

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Home Improvement Grants


You are entitled to a tax-free payment of £100 – £300 to assist you with paying your heating bills.

You  are eligible if you were born on or before 5th May 1953, and receive

  • A state pension,
  •  Pension credit,
  • Jobseeker’s allowance
  •  Income related employment and support allowance,

More Info on Winter Fuel Payment Here – https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment



Cold Weather Payment:

The Cold Weather Payment is a one-off payment of £25 when temperatures in your area are 0ºC or below for seven days or more.


Who Is Eligible For The Cold Weather Payment:

To qualify you must already be claiming certain types of means tested benefits, such as Pension Credit, Income Support or Jobseeker’s allowance.

The government will give a payment to older people and those on certain benefits, to help cover heating costs when temperatures hit zero in your area.

They will make a payment of £25 for every seven consecutive days that the average temperature is – or is forecast to be – 0°C or below.

The payment should be paid into the same account your benefits are paid into, within 14 working days of the cold weather.

More Info on Cold Weather Payment Here –  https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment


Energy Company Schemes / Hardship Fund


Some energy suppliers also run their own energy grants and hardship schemes to provide financial aid to those who need it – and you don’t necessarily have to be a customer to take advantage of them.Contact all the Energy companies to see if you are eligible.



Fuel Direct

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Home Improvement Grants


Those who receive certain benefits and are struggling to pay their bills may be able to arrange for the benefits office to pay the fuel bill automatically out of their benefits and contribute an agreed amount.

More Info On Fuel Direct Payments  Here       https://www.gov.uk/bills-benefits.






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