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Home Upgrade Grant - HUG2

Are you living in a cold home?

If you are, there is a new Government grant scheme that might help you.

The Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) has been set up to fund energy-saving upgrades for residents whose homes are not heated by mains gas. These homes are most likely to be impacted by the high cost of energy bills, so if your home was cold last winter and you struggled to pay energy bills, you might be eligible. The measures funded by the grant could help you use less energy, reduce your carbon footprint, and spend less on your energy bills.

How do I know if I am eligible?

The grant is available for homeowners, private tenants, and landlords with homes heated by oil, coal, LPG or electric heating and not heated by mains gas.

Your household will qualify if you have a combined annual income of less than £36,000 or if you are receiving certain income-related benefits such as Universal Credit. You may also qualify if you live in certain areas of the borough.

Your home will be hard to heat – this is based on your home Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). You will receive a free EPC assessment if you do not have one already.

What help will I receive?

A survey will identify what is suitable for your home. You may be offered energy saving improvements such as:

  • Insulation and ventilation upgrades (to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer).
  • A low carbon heating system such as an air source heat pump (which will mean upgrading any existing heating system).
  • Heating controls to make sure you only use heat when you need it.
  • An energy efficient hot water solution to keep your water warm for longer.
  • Solar panels (PV) to generate electricity.
  • Energy efficient lighting which is cheaper to run.

What if I am a landlord?

If you are a landlord with up to four properties, you will be able to apply. You will need to contribute at least one third of the cost of the upgrades and the amount required will be agreed before work begins.

How do I find out more?

You can apply via: or by calling E.ON on 0333 202 4820.

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