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Home Upgrade Grant

The Home Upgrade Grant is a Government backed scheme delivered by Local Authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible households for free (a contribution will be expected from Landlords).

Home Upgrade Grant - Phase 2

The Government announced on 22 March 2023 that consortium made up of Lewes District Council, Eastbourne Borough Council, Hastings Borough Council, and Rother District Council have been awarded combined funding of £6,230,700 for the second phase of the Home Upgrade Grant.

The scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low energy performance homes which do not have gas central heating by installing insulation measures, installing renewable heating technologies, and upgrading single glazed windows to double glazing units.

The scheme started on 1 April 2023 and will run for 2 years ending 31 March 2025.

If your home is not powered by gas, is difficult or expensive to heat, and you think you are on a low income then you could be entitled to receive this funding.

To qualify for the scheme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have no access to mains gas
  • Have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rated D - G. You can check an EPC rating at Find an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Have a gross annual household income under £31,000.
  • Own or privately rent.

The aim is to help residents to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and the levels of fuel poverty across both Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough.

It's easy to apply, just visit the gov.uk web page Apply for a Home Upgrade Grant or call the Warmer Homes team on 0800 464 7307 and quote HUG2, to find out if you can benefit.