Check your eligibility for free heating and insulation grants

27th September 2023

The government have recently released an online eligibility checker, giving residents access to free home improvement measures under the current Home Upgrade Grant.


What’s available?

You could be eligible for a grant worth up to £38,000, to install energy efficiency measures in your property, making your home warm and ready for winter.

Air source heat pumps, all types of insulation, Solar PV, high heat retention storage heaters, single glazed window upgrades and more are available for qualifying residents.


Am I eligible?

My home is heated by;

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  • Gas Central Heating
  • Gas Fires
  • Oil Boiler with Radiators
  • Electric Fires
  • Electric Wall Heaters
  • LPG
  • Other e.g. Coal


EPC rating; you can check your EPC rating at Find an energy certificate – GOV.UK

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  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G


Additional qualifying criteria

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  • I live in an eligible post code area. Check your post code here!
  • My overall household income is less than £31,000 per year
  •  Someone in my household receives one of the following means tested benefits;
    • Universal Credit
    • Child Tax Credit/Working Tax Credit
    • Pension Credit (Guaranteed)
    • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)


How to apply

There are a few was you can apply for a Home Upgrade Grant;

-          Through the government – Visit

-          By contacting your local authority

-          With Cosy Homes - Apply online at


For more information visit or call Cosy Homes on 03306 061 488 to speak with a friendly adviser.


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  • I / We live in Lancashire.
  • I / We own the house, or I have my Landlords' permission to do any work
  • I / We qualify as household income is less than £36,000 or I/we are in receipt of a Means Tested Benefit
  • If your home has no mains gas central heating you could be eligible for a Home Upgrade Grant (HUG). You can qualify automatically for a HUG if you live in an eligible Post Code area and your house has an EPC of D, E, F or G.

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