Help to improve your private housing

Help to improve homes with no gas boiler

If you don't use a gas boiler as your main heating system, you may be eligible for a Home Upgrade Grant to help improve your home.


To be eligible, you must:

  • own and live in the property for which you're applying
  • not use a gas boiler as your home's main heating system
  • household income of no more than £31,000 a year, or below £20,000 after housing costs
  • have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G

If you don't know your home's EPC, you can find out when you apply.

What you can get

The maximum amount of funding available for each property is £18,000, but this depends on:

  • the type of property
  • the property's energy efficiency
  • the type of property occupation

If you're eligible, we will arrange a home survey to see how your home could be made more energy efficient. Based on this survey, we may suggest:

  • flat roof insulation
  • loft insulation
  • cavity wall insulation
  • solid wall insulation
  • internal wall insulation
  • room-in-roof insulation for a loft that has been converted into a room
  • underfloor insulation
  • hot water cylinder insulation
  • an upgrade from single to double glazing
  • improved double glazing
  • a boiler upgrade
  • an air source or ground source heat pump
  • an electric storage heater
  • low energy heating
  • solar energy
  • heating controls

We will organise and pay for any improvement we've agreed with you. If you own and live in the property, you won't need to pay costs. If you are a landlord, you must pay a third of the costs.

How to apply

You can get more information and apply online via the Home Upgrade Grant website, below.

Home Upgrade Grant