Home Upgrade Grant - Phase 2

Home Upgrade Grant is a Government backed scheme delivered by Local Authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible households for free (a contribution will be expected from Landlords).

The Government announced on 22nd March 2023 that Cosy Homes in Lancashire has been awarded £41m for the second phase of the Home Upgrade Grant. The scheme started on 1st April 2023 and will run for 2 years ending 31st March 2025.


A property qualifies if:

  •  There is no Gas central Heating - any other forms of heating would qualify
  • It has an EPC of D, E, F or G


A household qualifies if:

  • The household income is less than £31,000 or
  • In receipt of a Means Tested Benefit or
  • If your property is in an eligible Post Code area. No financial evidence would be required.

 The aim is to help residents to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and the levels of fuel poverty across Lancashire.

The scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low energy performance homes which do not have gas central heating by installing insulation measures, installing renewable heating technologies such as Air Source Heat Pumps. Solar PV and Solar Thermal and upgrading single glazed windows to double glazing units.

To benefit from the scheme your property must have an Energy Performance Certificate Rating of D, E , F or G. If you're not sure then you can check on the EPC Register. If your property does not have an EPC then we can do this under the scheme however if the survey shows your house has an EPC Rating of A, B or C then it would not qualify for any measures.