Home Upgrade Grant - phase 2

A grant to help those homes not on mains gas become more energy efficient.

The Home Upgrade Grant phase 2 (HUG2) is available to help homes that: 

  • are not on mains gas  
  • have poor quality insulation
  • have inefficient heating systems

What can the Home Upgrade Grant be used for?

The grant can be used for improvements such as insulation and solar panels to air source heat pumps and smart heating controls.

These will help you save money on your energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Who is eligible for the grant?

To qualify for the scheme residents must live in a home not on mains gas:

  • have a household income of £31,000 or less, or
  • receive income-related benefits, or
  • live in an area identified by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero as eligible

Other eligibility criteria may also apply.

Those living in private rented properties are eligible to apply although landlords must contribute at least a third of the total cost of the upgrade.

Properties must also be technically suitable for the measures available in the scheme and have a low energy efficient rating (between D and G on an energy performance certificate). Further information on energy performance certificates can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Register your interest online

Register your details with us to find out if you are eligible.

Find out if you're eligible for the Home Upgrade Grant

Scheme status

This scheme is now open and we are working with community interest company YES Energy Solutions who will deliver the improvements to homes. Please contact them on 01422 880 100 or visit the YES energy solutions page to find out more.

Further information

If you need more support or advice about keeping your home warm and your energy bills low, visit our cost of living support page for more information.