More residents are eligible for free Home Upgrade Grants

8th March 2024
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From 2nd April 2024 the qualifying criteria for the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) is changing, meaning more residents are eligible


What is HUG?

HUG is the government funded scheme available to Lancashire residents, to install energy saving measures worth up to £38,000 in properties with no mains gas central heating and an EPC rating of D, E, F or G.



What’s changing?

  • The income threshold is going up by £5,000

Previously, you could qualify for a HUG if your household income was under £31,000. From April, if your household income is less than £36,000 gross then you could be eligible.


  • More funding available for flats

Under the new policy, electrically heated flats will be eligible to receive further funding towards energy saving measures.



Other ways to qualify

  • If you live in an eligible postcode area, your property would qualify regardless of income. Find out if your postcode is eligible here.
  • Someone within your household is in receipt of a means tested benefit.



What does this mean for you?

If you meet any of the criteria above, then you could qualify and there’s no need to wait until April, you can apply today!


The scheme is running until 31st March 2025 however, we urge residents not to wait to apply, as funding is allocated on a first come first serve basis – when it’s gone, it’s gone.


If you’ve applied before and were unsuccessful based on your income, we will aim to contact you again. However, you don’t need to wait. If you meet the new income criteria, you can re-apply and we will be in touch with the next steps.


All applications must be received no later than December 2024 in order to qualify before the scheme ends.

Apply now to get a HUG from your Local Authority.

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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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