uk goverment home improvement grants

Exploring Government Home Improvement Grants

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)

Key Points:

  • Targets social housing with low energy efficiency.
  • £75.5 million was allocated to 42 organizations.
  • Funds must be utilized within 12 months of receipt.
  • Tenants should check with their housing providers about the allocation and use of these funds.

For detailed information, visit the SHDF page.

Energy Company Obligation 4 (ECO4)

Key Points:

  • Funded by energy companies’ profits.
  • Targets households in fuel poverty.
  • Provides comprehensive energy improvements like insulation, glazing, heating, and hot water systems.
  • £4 billion available over four years.

For more information, visit the ECO4 page.

Home Upgrade Grant (HUG)

  • Targets homeowners off the mains gas grid.
  • Provides energy efficiency upgrades and low carbon heating.
  • Grants for insulation and heating improvements.
  • Household income restrictions may apply.

For further details, visit the Home Upgrade Grant page.

Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS)

  • Single-measure insulation improvements.
  • Targets homes with EPC ratings of D to G.
  • Available to homeowners, landlords, and tenants.
  • £1 billion fund over three years.
  • Homeowners may need to contribute to some of the costs.

For more information, visit the GBIS page.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

  • Promotes switching from fossil fuels to heat pumps.
  • Up to £7,500 grant for heat pump installation.
  • Increased funding has led to a 57% rise in applications.
  • An additional £1.5 billion was allocated to the scheme.


Before applying for any grants, it is beneficial to check your property’s existing EPC data on the EPC register to understand its current energy performance and identify areas for improvement.