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Home Upgrade Grant - phase 2

The Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) is a grant to help those homes not using mains gas to heat the home to become more energy efficient and save money and energy.

The Home Upgrade Grant phase 2 (HUG2) is available to help homes that do not use mains gas for heating and:

  • have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or lower (if you don’t know the rating we can check this) which may result from:
    • having non or poor-quality insulation
    • having an inefficient high-cost heating system for example, storage heaters, oil or coal

The grant can be used for improvements such as:

  • wall and roof insulation
  • air source heat pumps
  • smart heating controls
  • solar panels – they do not need a sunny day and work using daylight so still function in the winter months

These improvements should help you save money on your energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


You can apply for the scheme if:

  • you're a private sector household, owner occupier and rent privately
  • your household has a total income of up to £31,000
  • you live in particular areas of York – we'll advise on the areas

Those living in private rented properties are eligible to apply although landlords must give their permission and contribute at least a third of the total cost of the upgrade, it is 100% funded for owner occupiers.

Properties must also be technically suitable for the measures available in the scheme and have a low energy efficient rating (between D and G on an energy performance certificate). Find further information on energy performance certificates.

Register your interest or find out if you're eligible

This scheme will open soon and we're accepting applicants for the waiting list.

Alternatively, apply for help to improve a home with no gas boiler.

Also see

Home Energy Efficiency Team

Healthy and Sustainable Homes

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 555520