Apply for help to improve a home with no gas boiler (Home Upgrade Grant)

You could get free energy saving improvements made to your home if you:

  • are a homeowner in England
  • do not use a gas boiler as your main heating system

Use this service to:

  • check if you’re eligible
  • submit your application to your local council

The Home Upgrade Grant is only available in England. You might be able to get funding from a different scheme if you live in Scotland, live in Wales or live in Northern Ireland.

What you can get

If you’re eligible, your local council will arrange a home survey to see how your home could be made more energy efficient. They might suggest improvements like installing:

  • wall, loft and underfloor insulation
  • air source heat pumps
  • electric radiators

Your local council will then organise and pay for any improvement work they’ve agreed with you. You will not need to pay for it.


To be eligible, you must:

  • own and live in the property you’re applying for
  • not use a gas boiler as your home’s main heating system
  • have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G - if you do not know your home’s EPC you can find it out when you apply

You’ll usually need to have a household income of £31,000 a year or less. You might still be eligible even if you earn more than that in some postcode areas.

Check your eligibility and apply

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What happens next

Your local council will usually contact you within 10 working days to get more information and arrange a home survey.

Speak to an adviser

Call the helpline to get help to apply or to discuss ways to save energy in your home.

Home Upgrade Grant helpline
Telephone: 0800 098 7950
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (except bank holidays)
Saturday, 9am to 12pm
Find out about call charges