Green Home Grants – LAD2

Allerdale Borough Council can help eligible low-income households in Cumbria to access a government grant to fund the installation of energy saving measures for their homes, thanks to over £5m funding secured through the North West Energy Hub.

The Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is providing government funding for the programme as part of the Sustainable Warmth strategy encompassing the Green Home Grant Local Authority Delivery Programme.

The scheme aims to:

  • Help people to lower their energy bills by increasing lower-income homes’ energy efficiency rating.
  • Progress towards the UK’s target for carbon net zero by 2050.
  • Support clean growth and ensure homes are thermally comfortable, efficient, and well adapted to climate change.
  • Support economic resilience and a green recovery in response to the economic impacts of Covid-19, creating thousands of jobs.

The focus of the scheme will be on upgrading the worst insulated owner occupier homes with energy efficiency installations and low carbon heating. Projects that upgrade homes with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G will be prioritised. Upgrades to properties with an EPC rating of D will be allowed but will be limited.

The six Cumbrian District Councils and the North West Energy Hub are working together to deliver energy efficiency measures to low income households (gross income less than £30,000 per year, or someone in the household receives a means-tested benefit such as Universal Credit or Income Support) in Cumbria under a consortium led by Eden District Council, working in partnership with E.ON who will manage the design and installation process.

Allerdale Council will be writing to households who may be eligible under the scheme so if you receive a letter or are interested in learning more please you can get in touch with E.ON direct. The contact details are below.

Eligible owner-occupier households, with a D, E, F or G EPC rating can receive grant funding of up to £10,000 for measures and do not need to contribute any money themselves.

Some social or privately rented homes may also be eligible for funding subject to a two thirds contribution of up to £5,000.

Act quick! Contact Now! This is a time limited scheme, and the measures are expected to be installed by end June 2022.

You can find out if your property has an EPC certificate online.