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Green Homes Grant 2021: Make Free Energy Improvements To Your Home.

Are you looking to make energy improvements to your home to reduce your heating bills?

Are you finding it a struggle to pay your ever rising energy bills?

In the UK an estimated 3.5 million UK households are believed to be living in fuel poverty.

To address this the government have made available a number of fully funded energy grants and schemes available to support those who may need help to meet their gas and electricity costs.  

All the below schemes  have been especially set up to help tackle fuel poverty and we hope this guide will take you through the various grants available in 2021 and hopefully you will find that you are eligible and save you potentially thousands of £££.


Green Homes Grant
Green Homes Grant
  • Green Homes Grants 2021
  • Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
  • Warm Home Discount
  • Winter Fuel Payment:
  • Cold Weather Payment:
  • Pension Credit:
  • Energy Company Schemes / Hardship Fund
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Green Homes Grant

Green Homes Grants 2021

Applications to the Green Homes Grant scheme closed on 31 March 2021 for all non-benefit claimants

However……….. if you receive a benefit, you can still access a grant for heating & insulation. In many cases they will be 100% fully funded.

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Green Homes Grant Voucher.

If you applied for a voucher before the closing date, your application will still be processed and your allocated installer will be in touch to confirm if your application is successful.

If you have already been issued a voucher, you can still use it to get the work done.

You should redeem your voucher before it expires.

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

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Green Homes Grant

This was set up especially to lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions to meet the carbon zero target for 2050

The ECO scheme is a government-backed initiative to reduce carbon emissions and, in turn, lower heating bills for qualifying households

The Big Six  energy suppliers ( British Gas – Eon- EDF etc  are legally obliged to fund the install of energy efficiency measures, such as insulation and heating upgrades, and have yearly carbon targets to meet.

Who Is Eligible For ECO Funding ?

People on low income benefits are usually eligible.

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The Warm Home Discount

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This is   a one-off rebate of £140 applied to all energy bills between October and March for those who qualify.

Who Is Eligible For The Warm Home Discount ?

Those in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit who will automatically receive the Warm Home Discount.

Other energy consumers on low income / means-tested benefits need to apply for the Warm Home Discount through their current energy supplier.

You will need to claim this from your energy supplier on a yearly basis as Warm Front no longer processes this grant.

Winter Fuel Payment:


Non means tested help for pensioners with their heating bills

This is an annual government grant of between £100 and £300 for retired and elderly people to help with winter heating costs.

Who Is Eligible For The Winter Fuel Payment ?

To qualify for the 2020/21 Winter Fuel Payment, you must have been born on or before 5 October 1954 and have lived in the UK for at least one day of the qualifying week, which was 21-27 September 2020.

Cold Weather Payment:

The Cold Weather Payment is a one-off payment of £25 when temperatures in your area are 0ºC or below for seven days or more.

Who Is Eligible For The Cold Weather Payment:

To qualify you must already be claiming certain types of means tested benefits, such as Pension Credit, Income Support or Jobseeker’s allowance.

Pension Credit:

Extra income for older people

Pension Credit is a tax-free, means-tested benefit designed to supplement monthly household income for retirees whose income is below the prescribed thresholds.

There are two parts to Pension Credit:

  1. Guarantee Credit
  2. Savings Credit

Who Is Eligible For Pension Credit:

Single Person – Apply if weekly earnings is below £177.10 

Married People – Apply if joint weekly earnings are below £270.30

The Savings Credit element adds up to an extra £14.04 for single people and £15.71 for couples.

Energy Company Schemes / Hardship Fund

Some energy suppliers also run their own energy grants and hardship schemes to provide financial aid to those who need it – and you don’t necessarily have to be a customer to take advantage of them.

Contact all the Energy companies to see if you are eligible.

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