By Nicki - posted on April 14, 2021

Funding

Here is a summary of available grants and loans for making energy efficiency and other home improvements.

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

You may be eligible for free or subsidised energy efficiency improvements e.g. insulation, broken boiler, first-time central heating, if you meet certain eligibility criteria e.g. means-tested benefits, disability benefits, tax credits. Support may be available to owner-occupiers, private tenants and in some cases social housing tenants. Read more about ECO funding here.

ECO Flexibility

Local councils can identify and put forward households they consider to on a low income and vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home or low income with high energy costs but not receiving eligible benefits. Please contact your council to find out if they are participating. More information on ECO funding here.

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD)

Please note: The Green Homes Grant voucher scheme closed to new applications from 31 March 2021. 

The Green Homes Grant scheme is now delivered through local authority partnerships. Please speak to your local authority or our advisors about the eligibility, measures and application process of your local scheme.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is a government scheme to provide grants for property owners to help them install low carbon heating. This scheme opened for grant applications and payments on 23rd May 2022, and is due to run from 2022 to 2025. Find out more about the eligibility, measures and application process here.

Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff

If you’re interested in renewable electricity, you might want to look into Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariffs and see a price comparison here. More information about renewables and incentives here.

Home Improvement Loans

Some councils offer low interest home improvement loans and grants for qualifying households to use to pay for energy efficiency improvements.

The following areas provide home improvement loans for eligible households in association with Parity Trust:

  • Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
  • Eastleigh Borough Council
  • Fareham Borough council
  • Gosport Borough Council
  • Hart District Council
  • New Forest District Council
  • Rushmoor Borough Council

Additional financial assistance is also available for eligible households from:

Other Financial Support

You may also be able to apply for assistance with energy efficiency improvements, heating upgrades and fuel debt from other organisations, including: