Newham gets £1.45m in Green Homes funding to upgrade fuel poor homes

Our share of the £26m scheme – the largest of all 13 participating London boroughs – presents a unique opportunity to fight fuel poverty and the climate crisis at the same time.

Funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the West London Green Homes Grant Scheme, which includes Newham, aims to raise the energy efficiency rating of up to 2,500 low income and low EPC rated homes.

With more than 23,000 households in Newham struggling to meet the costs of keeping their homes warm this winter, people living in the coldest, least efficient properties now have the opportunity to transform their homes through energy efficiency retrofits.

Under the Green Homes Grant Scheme, residents in Newham can check if their net income after housing, childcare, and council tax costs qualifies their family to apply for up to £10,000 to cover the installation of measures including low carbon heating systems, insulation, and smart heating controls.

Private and social landlords may also apply to the scheme on behalf of eligible tenants, receiving a grant of up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds of the works. More scheme details are available here.

Councillor Shaban Mohammed, Cabinet Lead for Housing, said:

“While people across the UK look forward to a comfortable Christmas each year, thousands of families in Newham face the devastating reality of struggling to pay for heating their homes.

“By taking up this Grant’s offer, those same families can get access to life-changing retrofits that will make their future winters warmer, safer, and much more affordable, as well as improving their defences against cold-related illnesses including Covid-19.

“The added bonus of helping to tackle one of the most urgent challenges in the global climate emergency by supporting clean, green jobs and reducing energy consumption makes participating in this scheme a clear and simple decision – sign up now!”

The Scheme is managed by Warmworks, who work with local operators to ensure benefits from the Scheme are invested in our local economy. Warmworks will offer energy advice and support from start to finish, with qualifying households receiving a whole house plan to guide works. All measures are carried out by TrustMark registered installers, guaranteeing quality works throughout the scheme.

To apply for the scheme, residents may call the GHG:LAD hotline (0800 233 5655) or register their interest online (

Residents can check their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating and efficiency recommendations by visiting

Published: 05 Jan 2022