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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Looking for cavity wall insulation or solid walls insulation

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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Income Tax

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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, private tenants, and landlords. 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.

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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Armed Forces Independence Payment

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Attendance Allowance

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Carer's Allowance

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Child Benefit

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Constant Attendance Allowance

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Disability Living Allowance

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Pension Guarantee Credit

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Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

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Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

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Income Support

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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

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Mobility Supplement

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Personal Independence Payment

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Severe Disablement Allowance

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Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)

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Universal Credit

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

ECO 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.

The Affordable Warmth Scheme

This is a scheme under the umbrella of the Energy Company Obligation. Under this government grant scheme, you could also receive funding for energy-saving home improvement. It is available for those living in:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales (though it is called Nest and managed by British Gas)

The Affordable Warmth Scheme can help you get insulation (loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation, external wall insulation, or internal wall insulation).
You might also be eligible for new heating controls or a new boiler, maybe even an entirely new central heating system, depending on how energy efficient your home is.

Cold Weather Payment

Suppose the temperature is lower than 0 degrees for seven consecutive days between 1 November and 31 March. In that case, you’ll get an extra £25 payment automatically deposited in your bank account if you are on certain income-related benefits.

The Green Deal Scheme

Another grant to help with home improvements which are energy-saving; examples of this includes:

  • Renewable energy sources (solar panels or heat pumps)
  • Energy-saving heating
  • Double glazing
  • Draught-proofing
  • Solid wall insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Loft insulation

UK Energy Support can help you with any home improvement government grants. We can be there every step of the way, and we provide an assessment, so get in touch today!

Storage Heater Replacement Government Grant

Like the affordable warmth scheme, this grant is also a part of ECO.

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 storage heaters, electric panels, or radiators)
  • You receive one of the qualifying benefits.

Here are the qualifying benefits:

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Pension Credits
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Personal Independence Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance

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

Financing based on a government scheme

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