Grants and incentives for improving your home's energy efficiency
There are various grant schemes available to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
The Green Deal was a government scheme which helped residents make improvements to the energy efficiency of their homes. It has now closed.
As soon as we are aware of any new or replacement government schemes, we will add the details here.
If you have installed, or are thinking about installing, a renewable technology which produces electricity, such as a solar electricity (PV) system, you may be able to get paid for the electricity it produces.
Feed-in tariffs provide a guaranteed rate for each unit of electricity generated and exported.
- To find out more about renewable electricity technologies and feed-in tariffs, look at the Energy Savings Trust at http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/renewable-energy/electricity and Ofgem at https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/fit.
Renewable Heat Incentive
If you have a renewable or low-carbon heat technology such as solar hot-water heating or a heat pump then you may be eligible for the government's Renewable Heat Incentive.
- To find out more about the renewable heat technologies and the Renewable Heat Incentive, look at the Energy Savings Trust at http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/renewable-energy/heat and Ofgem at https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/domestic-rhi.
Cambs HIA, formerly known as Home Aid, is a home improvement agency set up to assist people living in Cambridge who are elderly or vulnerable, who have disability needs, or who are on a low income.
Their aim is to help people repair, maintain or adapt their homes by providing practical or financial advice and support, to enable them to remain in their own homes in greater comfort and safety.
Grants include a one-off, non-secured and non-repayable Home Energy Grant of up to £1,000, available to owner-occupiers to introduce measures that will improve the energy efficiency of their home.
- Find out more about Cambs HIA