Home Upgrade Grant

From June 2022 applications for the next phase of the Home Upgrade Grant and Local Authority Delivery funding for energy efficiency improvements will be considered. You can record your interest now by emailing betterhomes@york.gov.uk, the team will take your contact details and be in touch after 1 June 2022.

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 insulation are available:

  • loft Insulation and draft proofing
  • cavity wall insulation

To be eligible all of the following criteria apply:

  • the total household income must be less than £30,000 (subject to eligibility) annually
  • the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property must have a rating of E to G (in some cases D rating)
  • live in the council areas of Harrogate

If the property does not have an EPC please get in touch and we may be able to arrange one if all the other eligibility criteria are met.

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 £5,000 for insulation measures.

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

Further information

We are working in partnership with other local councils on delivering the Home Upgrade Grant and Local Authority Delivery funding. City of York Council is managing the scheme on our behalf.

To register your interest please email betterhomes@york.gov.uk.

All grants are subject to a home survey and confirming eligibility.