Housing

Home Upgrade Grant

We're offering grant-funded improvements for low income households through our Home Upgrade Grant (HUG).

HUG funding is available to you whether you own or privately rent your home, subject to the eligibility criteria. Permission will also be required from your landlord if you're in private rented accommodation.

The following types of energy efficiency measures are available:

  • loft insulation and draft proofing
  • cavity wall insulation
  • attic room insulation
  • PV solar panels
  • air source heat pumps (available for homes which are not connected to gas or which don’t have central heating)

HUG eligibility criteria and funding

To qualify for HUG funding:

  • your household must have an annual income of less than £30,000 per year
  • properties must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D to G

All grants are subject to a home survey and an Energy Performance Certificate.

HUG funding for homeowners

If you own your home the insulation work and survey will be fully funded by the grant.

HUG funding for private tenants

We can provide a grant of up to £5000 for insulation measures.

A landlord contribution of at least one third of the cost is required.

Apply for HUG funding

For further information or to register your interest contact the Healthy and Sustainable Homes Team on telephone: 01904 552300, or email: betterhomes@york.gov.uk.

If you're a first time customer please note that we will be recording your interest and will be in touch with you from June 1 2022 when the next round of funding is available.

Also see

Healthy and Sustainable Homes Service

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552300