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Heating and insulation grants

This page lists the current heating and insulation grants available across West Sussex.  If you would to speak to an advisor about the options available to you or for further information on a scheme you can contact your local home energy advice service.

 

Insulation and heating grants

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Local Authority Delivery Scheme and Home Upgrade Grant - LAD 3 & HUG

 

Updates: LAD 1a and 1b are now closed for new referrals.

The new LAD 3 and Home Upgrade Grant (HUG funding for off gas homes) scheme is open for applications from 4th May 2022. 

AREA: West Sussex

TENURE: Owner occupied/Private tenures including park homes

INFORMATION: The programme is open to owner occupiers and private rental tenants only. Funding is not available to local authority or housing association tenants. If you are in a private rental property, then a financial contribution from the landlord will be required and the landlord will be contacted about this following the application.

There is funding available for eligible household for qualifying measures which improve the energy efficiency rating of a property. The programme has been set-up to provide funding for solid wall, cavity wall, under floor, room in roof insulation, air source heat pumps, high heat retention storage heaters, external park home insulation, solar PV and heating controls.

The programme is operating on a first-come, first serve basis and funding is only available until March 2023, so be sure to get your application in now to ensure you don’t miss out.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Household Income under £30,000
  • E, F or G rated home, (some D rated homes are allowed but this is limited)
  • Owner occupied and private rented and Park home properties (private landlords pay a one third contribution)
  • Property suitable for the measures

MEASURES: Solid wall insulation, cavity wall, under floor, room in roof, air source heat pumps, high heat retention storage heaters, external park home insulation, solar PV and heating controls.

HOW TO APPLY: Both the LAD 3 scheme and HUG can be applied for at the Warmer Homes website. For further information and to apply visit Warmer Homes www.warmerhomes.org.uk

Call: 0800 038 5737

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Warmer Homes Gas Connection and central heating

AREA: West Sussex

TENURE: Owner occupied and Private rented

INFORMATION: First time central heating grants with gas connection funding. Tenants and owner occupied. Service provided by Agility Eco. 

If your home does not have central heating, you could benefit from Warmer Homes.

Warmer Homes is offering free central heating systems including a new gas connection if needed. Subject to eligibility and a survey. 

​This scheme is operating on a first-come, first-served basis and for a limited time only, so be sure to get your application in early.

ELIGIBILITY:

If the main way you heat your home is one of the following:

• electric storage heaters

• room heaters

• open fires

And

• you are in receipt of any means tested benefits

• you have a low household income

• have a long-term health condition

MEASURES: Gas connection and gas boiler central heating system

HOW TO APPLY:  You can apply on line at Apply for Free Gas Central Heating | Warmer Homes external link iconor call the Warmer Homes team (Freephone) 0800 038 5737.

You can also email us at info@warmerhomes.org.uk

Energy Company Obligation - ECO

AREA: National

TENURE: Owner occupied, Private tenants

FURTHER INFORMATION: ECO is the main government scheme for supporting energy efficiency improvements including insulation and some heating improvements in low income and vulnerable households. There are various improvements that energy companies can install to meet their ECO targets, but most companies offer cavity wall insulation and loft insulation.

ELIGIBILITY: Member of household receives eligible benefits

Eligibility criteria varies across the energy suppliers and the installers who run a scheme. If you are on certain benefits and need insulation or heating, you could qualify for financial support for these improvement

HOW TO APPLY: If anyone in your household is receiving benefits contact your energy supplier to see if they can help. They should be able to tell you what help is available. More information can be found at the Simple Energy Website Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

ECO is not an emergency response scheme, so if your heating is old and inefficient contact your supplier before your heating breaks down.

If your supplier doesn’t offer a scheme you can visit the Simple Energy Website for a list of ECO suppliers or you can contact an installer on the West Sussex LA Flex scheme list.

West Sussex Local Authority Flex scheme - ECO4 Flex

AREA: West Sussex

TENURE: Owner occupied and Private rented

INFORMATION: ECO4 Flex is part of the Government ECO4 energy efficiency and fuel poverty scheme. We are not currently running a scheme but hope to be able to do so in the future. Please check back for future updates. .

 

Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

The government is providing grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants can help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.

The scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It runs from 2022 to 2025.

You can get:

  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler
  • £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump

You may be eligible if you:

  • live in England or Wales
  • own your property (whether this is a home or a small non-domestic property)

Private landlords and second-home owners are eligible.

For the most up to date information and how to apply please visit:

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Broken heating systems

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Disabled Facility Grants for Heating

Your Local Authority may have additional housing repairs and heating grants. Grants are often dependant on a resident income and having a disbility or vulnerability to the cold. To find out more visit the Advice near me and select your local authority logo and visit the Housing repair and heating grant section.

Closed to new referrals ECHO - Emergency Central Heating Offer

AREA: WEST SUSSEX – Winter only service currently closed

TENURE: Owner occupied and private rented

INFORMATION: Grant for broken Gas BOILER ONLY. ECHO is an emergency boiler scheme offering a free-of-charge service to vulnerable households whose gas boiler has broken down.

ELIGIBILITY: It is aimed at households that are vulnerable and need immediate assistance to stay warm and well and is completely funded by energy suppliers. Residents must contact LEAP and be eliagble under the West Sussex Statement of Intent V2.2.

HOW TO APPLY: Referrals need to make through the LEAP service. Residents must have a call/visit from the LEAP energy advisor. (Be aware there can be delays for LEAP appointments, ensure LEAP know if you are without heating or select no heating on the online application form).

Visit the LEAP website or call: 0800 0607567

Chichester Warm Home Initiative

AREA: Chichester only

TENURE: Owner Occupied and Private rented tenures

ELIGIBILTY: Home owners, and landlords letting their properties to tenants on a low income can apply for funding for a whole house efficient heating system, where the occupant is in fuel poverty or suffering an excess cold health and safety hazard. The assistance is offered via a no interest loan placed as a charge on the property. Applicants will either be in receipt of means tested benefit, DLA, PIP or household income under £20,000 and applicant has less than £16,000 in savings.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Chichester District Council- housing financial assistance  

Emergency Heater Scheme

This scheme is only available via a professional/support worker referral. It is a winter only service from September to March.

Eligibility: If your client has no working heating system, then they could benefit from the West Sussex Emergency Heater scheme. Eligible residents are provided with one or two oil-filled plug-in heater per household to help keep them warm and well. The heater is a stopgap until the client is able to have their central heating system repaired or replaced. Due to the high running costs of plug-in heaters, the heaters must not be used to supplement inadequate central heating.

Professional referrals only, residents cannot self-refer.

How to apply: Emergency heater referral

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