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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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LAD 3 - Local Authority Delivery Scheme


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.


  • 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



LA FLEX: West Sussex Local Authority Flex scheme

AREA: West Sussex

TENURE: Owner occupied and Private rented

INFORMATION: The West Sussex Local Authority Flexibility criteria (LA FLEX) is an energy saving scheme that is part of a national government programme called Energy Company Obligation (ECO). It allows Local Authorities to set the eligibility criteria for household to receive energy saving grants for measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation. The aim is to support West Sussex households in most need, and who may be more vulnerable to living in a cold home. The scheme and the eligibility criteria have been set by the West Sussex Affordable Warmth Partnership, a partnership of all the District and Borough Councils in West Sussex. Further information can be found at Arun District Council who administers for scheme for West Sussex. 

ELIGIBILITY: Is based on income, house energy performance rating, household occupancy and health conditions. The scheme is not benefit dependant. Eligibility can be found Arun District Council Energy Efficiency page West Sussex Statement of Intent (SOI v2.2)

MEASURES: Main measures are Cavity wall and loft insulation; with some heating upgrades such as a new boiler or storage heaters* heating measures dependent on other measures needed in the property.

HOW TO APPLY: Residents need to choose a contractor. We have created a list of organisations/installers who have signed up to a code of conduct on safeguarding, our Terms and Conditions including managing your personal information responsibly and are registered with industry warranty guarantees. You can also contact your energy provider to see if they are running a scheme.

Please note: We are NOT working in Partnership with any specific companies or endorsing their work, residents need to carry out their own checks to make sure they are happy before they proceed. 

Follow the link below to West Sussex ECO and LA FLEX listed Installers

Installers will also make contact with residents directly whom they believe may be eligible. We are not working in Partnership with any organisation. Enquires can be sent to: affordable.warmth@arun.gov.uk

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.


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

• electric storage heaters

• room heaters

• open fires


• 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

ECO - Energy Company Obligation

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.

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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