What Grants are Available?
Government Grants out there
In short, the highest accumulation of benefits and home-help value you can currently apply for in 2023/24 is via the UK Government-backed ECO4 Scheme. You can check your eligibility for the ECO4 grant below if you’re a homeowner.
There are many government energy grants in the UK with a different focus on helping vulnerable households, families and individuals. Among those that you can get through UK Energy Support, which works along with Ofgem, Energy Saving Trust, and multiple Energy Suppliers, are free grants for low income families as well as hardship grants for single mothers and fathers.
If you’re looking for specific home upgrades, we offer:
- grants for home improvements,
- including air source heat pump grants,
- back boiler removal and replacement grant,
- free storage heaters
- or home insulation grants for vulnerable people claiming government benefits (for example government benefits for 60 year olds, grants for disabled people, income-related benefits and Housing Benefit among others).
Do You Qualify for Government Energy Grants under ECO4?
If you own/rent a property that requires cavity walls insulation or solid walls insulation and receive the correct combination of income related employment benefits, you’re likely to qualify for energy efficiency home improvements and other heating related upgrades.
Homeowner or Private Tenant
Receive qualifying Benefits or Tax Credits
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government grant umbrella scheme that gives out grants for efficiency measures. The strategy focuses on providing energy-saving improvements to vulnerable people, low-income households, or those experiencing fuel poverty.
This obligation is for energy suppliers. They must deliver 15% of the ECO scheme’s goals to homes in rural areas especially. These should be installing energy efficiency measures and provide suitable energy tariffs to help homeowners manage their power usage better.
However, you have to qualify for certain benefits to apply for the ECO scheme.
If you are unsure whether you qualify, we are happy to help you! Fill in the initial application. We will review it, and call you to ensure you meet all government required criteria. And if you do, we will schedule a site survey to ensure you gate the most of your fully funded energy efficiency improvement grant.
Here are the qualifying benefits for ECO grants:
Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Warm Homes Discount
Air source heat pump grant
The Air Source Heat Pump Grant, under the ECO4 scheme, allows UK households to replace traditional heating with energy-saving, eco-friendly air source heat pumps. They efficiently heat your home while reducing bills and carbon emissions.
Back boiler removal grants
With government energy grants, you can upgrade old back boilers to energy-efficient systems. Improve your home’s efficiency, meet safety standards, and say hello to lower heating bills, all while being kind to the planet! Find out more about who qualifies for a boiler grant in the UK.
Free storage heaters
Free storage heater grants, part of the government’s Energy Company Obligation, offer eligible UK homeowners energy-efficient heaters at no cost. They store cheap off-peak heat and release it when needed, providing a warm home and a healthier wallet.
Smart meters, offered under government energy grants, provide real-time data on energy consumption. They help manage energy use, reduce bills, and eliminate estimated charges – you pay only for what you use. Find out ho you can get a smart meter.
Free insulation for cavity wall
Free cavity wall insulations, available through ECO4 government energy grants, fills the gap between your home’s external walls with insulating material. It keeps homes warmer, reduces heating or air conditioning needs, and lowers energy bills.
Loft insulation grant
Insulation of loft reduces heat loss and energy bills by insulating your loft. In addition to a warmer, cost-effective home, a well-insulated loft can also provide extra storage. Find out more about loft insulation grant.
Room in roof insulation
Room in roof insulation targets spaces directly under the roof, usually appearing as a dormer or pitched roof space with windows. The insulation reduces heat loss, resulting in warmer winters, cooler summers, and lower energy usage.
Other Government schemes available in the UK:
- Warm Home Discount Scheme: Offers discounts on winter electricity bills.
- Cold Weather Payment: Provides payments to those on certain benefits during particularly cold periods.
- Winter Fuel Payment: An annual payment to eligible people to help with winter heating costs.
- Green Homes Grant: Provides vouchers for homeowners and landlords to make energy-efficient improvements to their homes.
- Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI): Encourages the use of renewable heat technologies among households, communities, and businesses through financial incentives.
- The Affordable Warmth Scheme is an initiative under ECO4 designed to help eligible low-income households improve their home’s energy efficiency, thereby reducing power costs and enhancing the comfort of their living environment.
Can I Get the ‘Gov UK Self Employed Grant’?
Well, this depends if you’re self-employed! The clue is in the name! If you are self-employed, you may be entitled to these government business grants.
New government grants have become available since the beginning of the pandemic. The government managed to come up with government covid grants. Although it isn’t a pleasant situation that government grants covid has caused because businesses were struggling across the country, the new government grants could help you. You also may be able to claim government grants for a small business.
Check out the government grants page for more information about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and whether you are eligible.