Grants for Home Improvements
Could You Get Grants for Home Improvements?
Nowadays, there are plenty of different government grants in the UK for different home improvement repair grants:
- The Green Deal Scheme
- Energy Company Obligation (ECO3)
- Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
- The Winter Fuel Payment
- The Warm Home Discount
- Cold Weather Payment
If you aren’t on these benefits, you could still meet the eligibility requirements for a home improvement loan (personal loan from the government for those with a median income) rather than home grants, which are often lower than the full expense.
The Different Grants for Home Improvements
Let’s look at some of the home improvements grants listed above.
The Green Deal Scheme
This particular government financial aid helps you make improvements to your home and home repairs that are energy-saving to improve or modernize your home, no matter the types of home. They will discuss what methods could help you save the most energy and the best way to pay for them. Examples include:
- Renewable energy sources (solar panels or heat pumps)
- Energy-saving heating
- Double glazing
- Solid wall insulation
- Cavity wall insulation
- Loft insulation
We can help you with this home improvements grant with installations, whether it is energy-saving heating or the different types of insulations to improve or modernize your home. Anyone can discuss what they want within the green deal scheme and potentially receive a home improvement loan for home repairs.
Are There Any Grants for Home Improvements Specifically For Heating?
Absolutely! Several government grants and schemes are out there to help people needing financial assistance to heat their homes and improve energy efficiency of their homes. We have a separate page covering what grants are available out there, so make sure to read it as well.
Renewable Heat Incentive
Often shortened to RHI, these repair grants for improvements to your home were put in place by the UK government and are there to support renewable heating systems for those who meet all of the requirements.
The Winter Fuel Payment
Like you can probably guess, the winter fuel payment is bills assistance that can help towards your heating costs in the winter months. This payment can be between £100 to £300. You probably know that having a cold house in the winter can affect your health and safety, we don’t want you catching any colds!
Do you meet the correct requirements?
The qualifying elements for this government home improvement financial aid includes:
The Warm Home Discount
Exact rules differ depending on your energy supplier.
Pension Credit (specifically the Guarantee Credit part)
Your energy supplier is part of the warm home discount scheme
Your name is on the energy bill (or your partner’s)
You are on a low income and need bills assistance
You get certain means-tested benefits
This is a government backed grant
Cold Weather Payment
This particular heating financial assistance payment is for when the average temperature in the UK drops below zero for seven days in a row.
You could be a part of this home improvement program if you claim certain benefits for financial aid:
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (specifically including a disability for child care)
Other factors for claiming the cold weather payment grant for improvements to your home include:
- A child who has a disability and needs more than just child care
- A child under five living with you and you contribute to child care
- You have a limited capability to work full-time
How Can UK Energy Support Help You With Grants for Home Improvements?
We are a part of a government funded scheme to aid you in home improvements, whether it is with energy efficient heating solutions or insulation to improve or modernize your home.
You can get in touch today and we would be happy to help!