Home Energy Upgrade Scheme

Note on scheme capacity

The Home Energy Upgrade Scheme is close to reaching capacity and will be closing soon. Any applicants whose properties cannot be accommodated in the current scheme will be added to a waiting list and invited to participate in future schemes, should they be suitable and if funding is secured.

Details of the scheme

The Home Energy Upgrade Scheme will help reduce energy bills, keep homes warmer and reduce carbon emissions.

Homeowners and private renters can apply if they think they meet the eligibility criteria and their property is suitable.

For privately rented properties, landlords are required to make a contribution to cover one third of the total costs of the measures installed. Homeowners do not have to make a contribution.

Funding has been secured from the Government as part of their pledge to upgrade inefficient homes. 

The council is working with energy experts YES Energy Solutions to identify residents who qualify for the scheme.

How to apply

If you are a householder interested in the scheme, please call YES Energy Solutions. (03309 126199) or fill in their quick and easy contact form. Please check eligibility below.

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Are you eligible?

The Home Energy Upgrade Scheme will help residents living in homes with poor energy efficiency ratings (EPC rating E or below) who also have a low income.

To qualify, residents must have a household income of £30,000 or less, or receive income related benefits. Households with savings of £16,000 or more do not qualify. 

Is your property eligible?

You must also live in a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G.

Find your EPC on the Government’s website.

A new EPC can be done if your property does not already have one at no cost. 

Your property type and structure will impact what measures and funding you can receive.

What could you receive?

If you qualify for the Home Energy Upgrade Scheme, your property will undergo a survey to see which energy efficiency measures would improve its warmth and efficiency the most.

Your property type will also affect how much funding you can receive, but it could be between £10,000 and £25,000.

Examples of what you could receive for free include:

  • External wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Underfloor insultation
  • Solar panels (PV)
  • Air source heat pump
  • High heat retention electric storage heaters

If you and your property are eligible for the measure(s) in the scheme, our surveyor partners will create a plan that selects one or more measures to provide maximum benefits.