Funding for Off-Gas Properties

The Home Upgrade Grant is a Government backed scheme delivered by Local Authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible households for free.

If your home is in an eligible postcode area, is off the gas, and has an EPC rating of D, E, F or G, you will qualify for funding without needing to fit into any other eligibility criteria, such as income levels or benefits.

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The Home Upgrade Grant Scheme
What is the Home Upgrade Grant?

The UK Government is providing assistance to local authorities through the Home Upgrade Grant that promotes energy efficiency and clean heating upgrades for low-income households.

This funding is intended for energy efficiency improvements and clean heating systems, specifically for low-income households living in the worst-quality (EPC band D-G) off-gas grid homes in England. The aim is to combat fuel poverty and move closer to the UK’s 2050 Net Zero goal.

Who is eligible for a home upgrade grant?

Homeowners who are on a low income, live off the main gas grid, and have an EPC rating ranging from D to G, could receive a home upgrade grant (HUG).

When are Home Upgrade Grants available?

The government has allocated grant funding of up to £630 million to support local authorities in implementing HUG 2, with funding set to be released in the financial years 2023 to 2024 and 2024 to 2025

What is HUG 2?

The Home Upgrade Grant’s second phase, HUG 2, has a budget of up to £630 million that will be available from early 2023 until 2025. This phase follows the success of the first phase, HUG 1, which allocated £218 million across 42 projects in over 200 local authority areas.

How to apply for HUG Phase 2

Local authorities were required to submit their applications for HUG funding by January 27th, 2023. Now approved, they will use the funding to introduce energy efficiency measures and low-carbon heating in eligible homes within their jurisdiction. Examples of such measures could include home insulation coupled with an air-source heat pump, provided it is deemed suitable. Each upgrade should be customised to suit individual homes, ensuring the installation of the most appropriate measures. 

To see if you are eligible to use funding from HUG 2, please fill out our eligibility checker.