Energy Efficiency Grants

What funding is available?

Through UK government Help to Heat schemes, Stratford on Avon District Council is delivering the second phase of the Home Upgrade Grant scheme – also known as ‘HUG2'.

HUG2 provides energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating to low-income households living in the worst performing, off-gas grid homes in England.

The scheme aims to improve the warmth and comfort of homes that do not have mains-gas heating, whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the county.

Eligible households could receive free energy efficiency improvements or clean heating (such as air source heat pumps) for their homes, following a home assessment.

Who is eligible?

You could be eligible if you:

  • Don't have gas central heating

  • Have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of D, E, F or G

  • Have a combined annual household income under £31,000 (gross)

The government has deemed that certain postcodes automatically meet the income eligibility criteria. This means that off gas grid and EPC D-G homes in these postcode areas are automatically eligible for the Home Upgrade Grant.

For Stratford on Avon District, these postcodes are in Alcester East and Alcester West wards. Not all postcodes in these wards are included.

The list of automatically eligible postcodes is: B49 5QR, B49 5QT, B49 5QU, B49 5QY, B49 5RA, B49 6AA, B49 6AJ, B49 6AL, B49 6AN, B49 6AR, B49 6AW, B49 6AX, B49 6AZ, B49 6BF, B49 6DB, B49 6DE, B49 6DF, B49 6GR, B49 6PB, B49 6PR, B49 6PX, B49 6PY, B49 6PZ, B49 6QR, B49 6QS, B49 6QT, B49 6QU, B49 6QX, B49 6QY, B49 6RB, B49 6RD, B49 6RE, B49 6RF

To find out if you live in one of the automatically eligible postcodes, search for your postcode on the UK government's Eligible Postcodes list.

Find out more about EPCs and whether your property has a valid certificate on the GOV.UK website. If you are eligible for the grant but don't have an existing EPC, this can be arranged for you at no cost.

How do I apply?

Act on Energy are supporting Stratford on Avon District Council for the HUG2 programme, providing the main point of contact for enquiries and processing applications.

Applications are not yet open for this scheme, but you may find out more or register your interest in applying via the Act on Energy website.

Or you can contact Act on Energy directly:

Phone: 0800 988 2881

Email :

Contact: The Private Sector Housing team

Last updated on 26/09/2023