Free grants for low income families
Did you know that there are grants for low income families available through UK Energy Support for heating upgrades?
Here at UKES, we want to ensure that anyone eligible for grants for low income families can apply easily.
Our short application process has been created to make this process as easy as possible.
Read on to learn more about what grants are available through the ECO4 scheme that allows us to install electric storage heaters and insulation free of charge, and provide variety of energy efficiency grants for low-income families such as hardship grants for single mothers.
Low income family Grants Applications are now open for: December 2023
How do I apply for free grants for low income families?
Thanks to the low income grants on offer through the government scheme of ECO, we can provide assistance to anyone who needs it and meets qualifying criteria for improving the energy efficiency of their home. The UK Gov-backed ECO grant was also created for people like you, to help with gas and electric bills.
The three steps to get this low-income grant are:
- Review the eligibility criteria for what the scheme offers to those on benefits! (e.g. Housing Benefit, Income Support, Universal Credit, Pension Credit, etc.)
- Check online if you qualify to receive low income families help grant.
- We will contact you to schedule a free survey and establish which energy efficiency measures can be installed in your home.
- Save money on your heating and energy bills!
The free grants for low income families are funded by the main UK energy suppliers and monitored by Ofgem
Why does a low income grant for heating matter?
Many households struggle when they purchase essential household items not to mention pay ever rising energy payments.
Having a warm house can help to prevent cold related illnesses, which can be a risk in vulnerable people or those with physical and learning disabilities.
For parents with disabled children or kids supports young people who need full time care it is doubly important to make sure their home is well heated if their parents/carers can’t work.
These grants for low-income families with disabilities can help people who claim disability rebates and might have financial difficulty to avoid fuel poverty without the burden of budgeting loans, which often have to be paid back with interest.
This is a government backed scheme
Who are UKES?
UK Energy Support is a North East company based in Gateshead committed to bringing energy efficient energy solutions to those who need them. We won’t be able to get you grants for low income families to pay bills, however, we can assist in lowering them by installing energy saving measures at your home.
We work across the UK with a variety of suppliers and other organisations using government funding such as the ECO grant for low income families and individuals.
What grants are available for low income families through UKES?
If you wonder are there any grants for low income UK families the answer is yes.
Energy-efficient heating measures grants for families on low income, UK energy suppliers will fund and can be fulfilled by UKES include:
Electric storage heaters
The economy 7 storage heaters can be used in place of a gas central heating system.
They collect heat during off peaks hours (typically between 12-7am) and store it until you want to release it, meaning you won’t have to pay for higher electricity prices.
This allows you to invest in an energy efficient and cheaper alternative to gas without the cost of installing it yourself.
For families facing financial hardship, an electric storage heater could be a means of keeping energy bills low.
An electric storage heater is best used when operating on the Economy 7 electricity tariff, which allows you to save costs during the middle of the night.
Electric storage heaters are on offer through the ECO scheme and are capable of being fitted by UKES.
You can receive free loft insulation grant through UKES.
Loft insulation can be placed in the roof itself or the floor of a loft space to prevent warm air from being loft in a household.
It is believed up to one quarter of a home’s heat is lost through uninsulated loft space, which can lead to illnesses or worsened health conditions (such as arthritis).
Loft insulation is simple to install and it takes very little time, meaning that there’ll be very little disruption to you.
By installing loft insulation we can help to assist vulnerable people to remain safe in their houses and to remain debt free thanks to the ECO scheme.
Room in roof insulation
This service is on offer through UKES and the ECO grants – low income household can receive it at no cost to you.
Roof insulation is ideal for people who want to have rooms in their roof that isn’t just a loft space.
Room in roof insulation involves fitting insulation boards between rafters, which will trap hot air inside without mixing in cold air.
This form of insulation can prevent cold air from leaking inside via your roof, which limits the possibility of cold related illnesses from developing.
It is especially useful for stopping the spread of mould and other damp related issues.
Cavity wall insulation
Cavity wall insulation installation and costs are entirely covered by the ECO scheme grants and UK Energy Support.
As housing costs rise, it might be more difficult to keep your home warm.
One way to do this could be to apply for grants for low income families, which could be then used for the installation of cavity wall insulation.
Cavity wall insulation prevents air from escaping through the external walls of your home, limiting the amount of heat lost and cutting down the cost of your energy bills.
It is considered to be one of the simplest energy efficient measures you can take with very little disruption, and thanks to the ECO scheme, it won’t cost you a penny!
What else is on offer in regards to grants for low income families?
There are more grants on offer from the UK government, which can cover renewable heating measures.
Other grants low-income households may consider:
- Solar panels or air source heat pump grant (on offer with UKES)
- Energy saving heating (on offer with UKES)
- Double glazing (not provided by UKES)
- Draught proofing (not provided by UKES)
You may be able to apply for energy efficient heater grants for low income families through a registered charity or through your local council.
The majority of these grants can be used for heating but you can also find grants online for educational and employment ambitions and basic needs (such as mobility aids for an ill child) if you need extra money or support from your local authority.
It might be possible to receive a budgeting loan for home improvement depending upon your circumstances.
For individuals who need food vouchers, you could contact your local councils.