Insulation Grants for People Receiving Benefits
Grants to cover the full cost of Loft, Cavity Wall, Internal Wall and Room in Roof Insulation are available to private householders in receipt of certain income-related or disability benefits.
Anyone living in a property constructed from solid walls can also claim an External Wall Insulation grant to cover up to 25% of the cost.
Installing Loft Insulation can save you up to £150 on your heating bills each year. As long as you have under 100mm/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.
Room in Roof Insulation can also save up to £150 per year on bills. As long as there is a fixed staircase to the rooms and limited insulation in place, you should be entitled to a grant. See our Room in Roof Insulation page for details.
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 Internal or 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 Internal Wall Insulation and External Wall Insulation pages for more details.
Income And Disability Benefits
If anyone in the household is in receipt of at least one of the benefits listed below, they are likely to have Cavity Wall, Internal Wall, Loft or Roof Room Insulation installed free of charge.
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Benefit *
- Child Tax Credit
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Universal Credit
- War Pensions Mobility Supplement
- Working Tax Credit
* Combined annual household income limits apply.
Note that other criteria may apply depending on the type of insulation.
How To Apply
The first step is to complete our online Application Form and at step 3, choose one benefit received by someone in the household.
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.
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