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If you're a homeowner with a household income below £30,000, (or £20,000 after paying mortgage and Council Tax costs) you may be eligible for a grant to make energy efficient improvements to your home.

The maximum grant available is £10,000 and this covers the entire cost of any improvements.

This could include:

  • fitting loft insulation, or
  • cavity or solid wall insulation, or
  • energy efficient heating

You can apply for a Green Homes Grant on the Energy Saving Trust website.

The Energy Hub and Warmworks are delivering the scheme in Essex.


To be eligible for the scheme, you must:

If you have a household income above £30,000, you may still be eligible if you or someone in your household receives:

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
  • Working Tax Credit

Funding is also available for:

  • private landlords
  • local authority-owned properties
  • social housing

The maximum funding per property is £5,000 and landlords will need to provide a 33% contribution.

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Last updated: 27 September 2022