Help to improve your private housing

Sustainable Warmth Scheme

If you're a Thurrock homeowner with a household income below £30,000, you may be eligible for up to £10,000 of work to make energy efficient improvements to your home.

Funding is available through the 'Sustainable Warmth Scheme' – previously called the 'Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme'. Improvements covered by the scheme include:

  • insulation
  • heating, excluding gas and oil boilers
  • heating controls
  • ventilation
  • hot water systems
  • solar thermal
  • lighting

The funding covers the entire cost of the improvements, up to £10,000. For homes that are off the energy grid, funding may be up to £25,000.


To be eligible for the scheme, you must:

  • own a home in Thurrock currently rated as Energy Performance Certificate EF or G – you can check this at GOV.UK: find an energy certificate
  • have a household income below £30,000

If your home is rated as Energy Performance Certificate D, your application will still be considered but you may be placed on a waiting list.

If you have a household income above £30,000, you may still be eligible if you or someone in your household receives either:

  • 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 landlord-owned properties, local authority-owned properties and social housing, but for these:

  • a 33% contribution from the landlord is required
  • the maximum funding per property is £5,000

How to apply

Applications are open for the Sustainable Warmth Scheme via the Energy Saving Trust website.

Energy Saving Trust: Sustainable Warmth Scheme application

Energy Hub and Warmworks are managing the funding.