Sustainable Warmth Scheme
*This scheme is closed to applications for homes that are connected to the gas grid (i.e have a gas boiler) from 16/06/2023*
This grant is now only available for homes not connected to the gas grid (i.e without a gas boiler), the grant is on a sliding scale, from £10,000 to £25,000. The exact amount available is dependent on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the home and the fuel source that heats the home currently (the EPC can be determined by the programme if it is unknown).
Privately rented properties
To qualify the tenant must meet the income eligibility and the landlord will need to contribute a minimum of one-third towards the cost of the upgrades in addition to the grant provided.
For privately rented properties not connected to the gas grid, the grant is on a sliding scale, from £10,000 to £16,666. The exact amount available is dependent on the EPC of the home and the fuel source that heats the home currently.
If overall costs exceed the maximum grant available, additional investment by the landlord will be required. Costs and the contributions expected from the landlord will be agreed prior to the commencement of work.
To be eligible for Sustainable Warmth Funding the following criteria must be met:
- The properties must not currently have a gas boiler
- The household must be a private domestic dwelling in England with an EPC rating of E, F or G. There is a 30% cap on Band D properties, and with high interest in the scheme and a high proportion of D-rated properties put forward already, you may be placed on a waiting list if your home is D rated. If your property’s EPC is unknown, it can be determined by the programme.
- The household must have one either i) a household income of no more than £30,000 (before tax or any other deductions) ii) an equivalised income where the cost of living is below £20,000 (i.e. after rent or mortgage costs) iii) a household composition (e.g. number of dependents) which stretches income to a position where they would be in fuel poverty.