GRANTS FOR PEOPLE RECEIVING BENEFITS
Grants to cover the full cost of Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation are available to private householders in receipt of certain income-related benefits and to those who live in parts of the country where incomes are generally low and the likelihood of fuel poverty is high.
Anyone living in a property constructed from solid walls can also claim free External Wall Insulation, providing the property is heated by solid fuel or electricity.
Installing Loft Insulation can save you up to £150 on your heating bills each year. As long as you have under 4” of insulation already in your loft, you should qualify to have it topped up to 11” completely free of charge. Learn more about Loft Insulation.
Insulating your Cavity Walls could bring annual heating bill savings of up to £145. The property must be built of brick between 1924 and 1982. Read more about Cavity Wall Insulation.
Fitting External Wall Insulation can prevent up to 45% of the heat in your home from escaping and save you up to £270 per year on heating costs. See our External Wall Insulation page for more details.
If anyone in the household is in receipt of at least one of the benefits listed below, they are likely to have Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation installed free of charge. These benefits typically apply to low income households:
- State Pension Credit (top up to State Pension)
- Child Tax Credit (household income under £15,850)
- Income Support *
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance *
- Income-Related Employment Support Allowance *
- Working Tax Credit *
* Additional components required. See our home page for details or complete our online form.
How To Apply
The first step is to complete our online Application Form and at step 3, choose the benefits and any additional components received.
If you qualify for a grant, your details will be sent to a local approved Installer who will telephone you to book a free survey. The surveyor will double-check that you are entitled to a 100% free grant. They will also check that your property can have Insulation installed.
If you are happy to proceed after the survey, the installer will arrange dates and times to install the products. They will then claim back the grant from an Energy Supplier or an agent acting on their behalf.
Should you have Cavity Insulation fitted, our approved Installer will also apply for the 25-year cavity guarantee through CIGA (Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency). This will then be sent directly to you.
If our form indicates that you do not qualify, EnergyLink can still arrange a free survey and quotation from an approved local installer.