Funding and grants

Funding and grants

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Sustainable Warmth Fund

Through the government’s Sustainable Warmth Fund, the Warm Home Check service can offer eligible low-income households a range of fully funded home insulation or low carbon heating improvements to increase the energy efficiency of your home – helping you to keep warm and well, whilst saving money.

Our Covid-secure Warm Home Check visit will help to find out the improvements that would be best for you and your home. A more detailed home survey may then be arranged to help you review all your options and understand the recommended improvements.

All improvement works are quality assured and carried out by vetted contractors registered with Trustmark or the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

To qualify for these government-funded home insulation or low carbon heating improvements, your property must have low energy efficiency – an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G. If you don’t know the energy efficiency of your home, then the Warm Home Check visit may be able to help.


Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The government is providing grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. These grants will not normally be enough to fully fund the improvements, but can help property owners with some of the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.  More information about the scheme is available on the GOV.UK website.


Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

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The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is one of the main schemes for supporting energy efficiency improvements including insulation and some heating improvements in low income and vulnerable households. Some energy companies are obligated to promote promote measures which improve the ability of low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households to heat their homes. This includes actions that result in heating savings, such as the replacement of a broken heating system or the upgrade of an inefficient heating system. The main component of ECO is administered to nationally agreed eligibility.

There is also a second element which is called ‘ECO Flex’ or Flexible Eligibility.  This has enabled local authorities to develop their own ‘statement of intent’ (SOI) which defines local broader eligibility.  All East Sussex local authorities have one shared SOI which can be accessed here.

Hastings Borough Council, on behalf of all East Sussex councils, administers the declarations issued under the SOI. This means that Hastings Borough Council checks that a household is eligible under the agreed broader eligibility.

The Warm Home Check service is able to access and coordinate ECO funded energy efficiency improvements for you.

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