Sustainable Warmth scheme
Sustainable Warmth is a Government grant scheme designed to fund energy-efficiency upgrades for residents who are most likely to be impacted by the high cost of rising bills, helping them use less energy and spend less on their energy bills.
How it helps:
• energy saving technology and upgrades installed by approved installers
• creating warmer, healthier homes
• helping to cut carbon emissions
• funding available for homes on and off the gas grid.
These grants are managed by our partner, EON.
Energy and cost-saving upgrades that you may be able to get for your home include:
- insulation and ventilation upgrades
- an upgrade to a low carbon heating system (the new heating system cannot include a gas or oil boiler)
- heating controls
- solar panels (that generates free electricity)
- energy efficient lighting
For homes connected to the gas grid, the grant is up to £10,000. For homes not connected to the gas grid, the grant is on a sliding scale, from £10,000 to £25,000.
The exact amount available is dependent on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the home and the fuel source that heats the home currently (the EPC can be determined by our partner, EON, if unknown).
Privately rented properties
To qualify the tenant must meet the income eligibility and the landlord will need to contribute a minimum of one third towards the cost of the upgrades, in addition to the grant provided.
For privately rented properties connected to the gas grid, the grant is up to £5,000. For privately rented properties not connected to the gas grid, the grant is on a sliding scale, from £10,000 to £16,666.
The exact amount available is dependent on the EPC of the home and the fuel source that heats the home currently.
If overall costs exceed the maximum grant available, additional investment by the landlord will be required. Costs and the contributions expected from the landlord will be agreed before work starts.
The following energy efficiently certification (EPC) criteria must be met:
- Properties with an EPC rating of E-G may have up to 100% of eligible works funding under the scheme
- Properties with an EPC rating of D, may have up to 30% of eligible works funded by the scheme
Applicants must also fall into one of the following categories:
- A gross household income of up £31,000
- A household income of under £20,000 a year after deductions and housing costs (mortgage and council tax)
- If your income exceeds the above amounts but your household includes dependant children, you may still qualify for funding.
Eon can also be phoned on 0333 202 4859. You can apply until 28 December 2022.
Last updated 23 November 2022