Green Homes Grant
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.
To be eligible for the scheme, you must:
- own a home in Essex that is currently rated as Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) D, E, F or G
- have a household income below £30,000
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.