What Grants are Available?

Government Grants out there

There are many government grants on offer in the UK. These are mainly out there for low-income households for vulnerable people with government benefits.

There are also grants available to individuals and families who aren’t on benefits that usually supplement payments for things like home improvements.

Perhaps we should start by listing the many benefits that our UK government offers because you will likely be more likely to receive higher government grants with them. This comprehensive list includes government grants for homeowners, government grants for individuals, hardship government grants, and home government grants.

Do You Qualify?

If you own/rent a property that requires cavity walls insulation or solid walls insulation and receive the correct combination of income-related benefits you’re likely to qualify.

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A-Z List of UK Government Benefits

If you ask what grants are available for you, here’s a good place to start – a list of qualifying government benefits. If there are any we missed, go to the official UK government benefits website.

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Additional State Pension
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Bereavement Payment
  • Bereavement Support Payment
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Carer’s Credit
  • Child Benefit
  • Child Maintenance
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Cold Weather Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Funeral Expenses Payment
  • Guardians Allowance
  • Carer’s Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Independent Living Fund
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Maternity Allowance
  • Motability Scheme
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Reduced Earnings Allowance
  • Redundancy Pay
  • Severe Disablement Allowance

 

  • Second State Pension
  • State Pension
  • Statutory Adoption Pay
  • Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Statutory Paternity Pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Universal Credit
  • War Disablement Pension
  • War Widow or Widower’s Pension
  • Widowed Parent’s Allowance
  • Winter Fuel Payment
  • Working Tax Credit

 

See what grants are available for you, now.

How Much Does Scotland Receive For Government Grants?

This can be difficult to calculate the exact numbers because the central UK government puts a lump sum of money in the Scottish Consolidated Fund. The Scottish Parliament then splits this money into the different needs of the country. The money comes from many things put in the fund and later gets a sum specifically for government grants.

Scotland provides some money to put towards the Scottish Consolidated Fund, such as:

  • Scottish income tax
  • Scottish devolved taxes 
  • Scottish non-domestic rates
  • EU funds

 

Council tax isn’t included because this is collected by local councils and spent on their specific district.

The UK government provides money for the Scottish Consolidated Fund from these sources:

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National Insurance

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VAT

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Inheritance Tax

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Fuel Duty

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Corporation Tax

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Capital Gains Tax

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And Many More!

What government grants are available

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.

Can You Get Government Benefits for 60 Year Olds?

It can be a quite complex process when trying to find out what you’re entitled to when reaching pensionable age. The government benefits for over 60s that UK Energy Support can help with, is getting your home heated properly (which is definitely one of the things you are entitled to as senior citizens). Many schemes for heating homes do not usually include residential care, but we suggest you speak to Age UK for their pensions advice and home living arrangements.

We’ve put together a separate page for Government Benefits for 60 Year Olds.

ECO 3 Scheme

What grants are available for Home Improvements?

Many! There are several government grants for homeowners and private tenants and UK Energy Support can help you with that, but let’s look at the government schemes available.

Most schemes are in place to aid you in paying your energy bills, and some are energy grants for the initial costs of installing energy-efficient features in your home.

If you’re after insulation grants, we have put together separate articles about British Gas cavity wall insulation as well as EON cavity wall insulation grant for home improvements.

Suppose these energy-efficient features are installed once you qualify for one of the government grants. In that case, you could save a lot of money on your energy bills as well as improving your carbon footprint, helping our planet.

Contact us to see whether we can help you install energy-efficient features.

These benefits are:

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Child Tax Credits (CTC)

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Child Benefits

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Housing Benefit (NEW under ECO4!)

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Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

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Income-related Employment & Support Allowance

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Income Support (IS)

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Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

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Pension Credit Savings Credit (NEW under ECO4!)

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Universal Credit (UC)

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Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate

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Working Tax Credit (WTC)

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

The ECO (Energy Company Obligation) is a government grant umbrella scheme that gives out grants for energy 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-efficient measurements to help homeowners manage their energy consumption 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.

Financing based on a government scheme

UK GOV website address

Storage Heater Replacement Grant

Like the affordable warmth scheme, this grant is also a part of ECO. It allows you to replace your old inefficient electric heating with new electric storage heaters.

You will also need to meet specific requirements to qualify for this government grant:

  • Own your own home or rent it from a private landlord.
  • Your primary source of heating is electricity (e.g. old electric room heaters, electric panels, or electric radiators)
  • You receive one of the qualifying benefits.

Here are the qualifying benefits:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) – income based
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – income related
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit

For more information about the storage heater replacement grant, see our page all about it!

Cavity Wall Insulation Grant

By drilling holes in the outside walls of a cavity wall, insulation can be injected into the cavity from the outside. Taking advantage of the most efficient insulation, we install polystyrene beads.

Applicants for free cavity wall insulation must also meet the following requirements in order to qualify for the government grant:

  • You own or rent a property from a private landlord.
  • Your primary source of heating is electricity (e.g. old electric room heaters, electric panels, or radiators)
  • You are claiming qualifying benefits.

Loft Insulation Grants

Another home improvement you can get through ECO scheme for loft insulation that allows you to have your loft insulated free of charge.

The criteria to apply for it are similar to Cavity Wall Insulation, so click the button below to register your interest, and we will get back to you to confirm whether you’re eligible for a loft insulation grant.