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Sustainable Warmth Scheme

If you're an Essex homeowner with a household income below £30,000, you may be eligible for up to £10,000 of work to make energy efficient improvements to your home through the Sustainable Warmth Scheme. Previously called the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme.

Improvements covered by the scheme include:

  • insulation
  • heating, excluding gas and oil boilers
  • heating controls
  • ventiliation
  • hot water systems
  • solar thermal
  • lighting

The funding covers the entire cost of the improvements, up to £10,000. For homes that are off the grid this increases to £25,000.


The current round of funding is closed. We will advise when the next round of funding is available.

Apply by completing the Sustainable Warmth Scheme Application Form.

Energy Hub and Warmworks are managing this round of funding.


To be eligible for the scheme, you must:

If your home is rated as Energy Performance Certificate D your application will still be considered, but you may be placed on a waiting list.

If you have a household income above £30,000, you may still be eligible if you or someone in your household receives:

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
  • Working Tax Credit

Funding is also available for private landlords. However, a 33% contribution from the landlord is required and the maximum funding per property is £5,000. For homes that are off the grid this increases to £16,666.

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