Home Upgrade Grants Available to Improve Energy Efficiency

The Home Upgrade Grant is now available for free energy efficient improvements to your home like solar panels, cavity wall installation, loft installation etc. for those that fit the criteria.

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has been awarded funding under the Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 (HUG2) scheme. HUG2 is a government-backed scheme running from April 2023 to March 2025, providing energy efficiency measures and low-carbon heating for low-income households.

It’s open to owner-occupiers and private renters living in the worst-performing, off-gas grid homes. The aim is to tackle fuel poverty by upgrading energy-inefficient homes and make progress towards the UK’s 2050 net zero target.

The criteria for the grant is that your home has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G (you can find out if your property has an EPC rating, but if not, OCC’s partner will survey your property as part of the scheme) or your home doesn’t have a mains gas supply, or you don’t use gas as your main heating source. For example, you use electricity, oil, LPG or solid fuels as the main heating source for your home.

And you have a total household annual income of £39,000 or less (before housing costs/bills) or you receive a means-tested benefit, subject to approval.

For full details and to apply go to https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/environment-and-planning/energy-and-climate-change/retrofitting-your-home



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