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Free Insulation for Tenants

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How do I get Free Insulation for Tenants?

Free grants have been available over recent years from a range of government-backed schemes, all aimed at helping homes reduce energy bills through energy-saving measures, such as insulation, in the journey to achieve net zero carbon in the UK by 2050. 

Current insulation that could be funded through grant schemes includes: 

To get free insulation today, you would need to qualify for one of the grant schemes currently in place. You can enquire about your own eligibility by inputting your details and we will do the rest.

To find out about which grants you could qualify for, read on…


ECO4 is the fourth rendition of the ECO series of schemes and is one of the main sources of grants that revolve around energy efficient home improvements, such as insulation. ECO4 runs until March 2026 and targets low-income households as candidates for free, or a heavily reduced fee on energy efficiency measures. It is designed to target andhelp up to 3.5 million homes in the UK. 

To be eligible for ECO4, you must be on one of the following benefits: 

  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee 
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credits 
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings


Only homes with an energy efficiency band of D-G are eligible for this scheme. 

Great British Insulation Scheme

The Great British Insulation Scheme was originally part of a scheme known as ECO+. This is an extension of the ECO4 scheme, as a way to help those who do not qualify, but due to their low-income status, should be eligible for funding. 

It was rebranded in July 2023 to emphasise the scheme’s goal – to provide insulation to households who need it. With this new emphasis and shift in focus, the Great British Insulation Scheme has been able to provide cost-effective insulation to a wider number of homes.

This scheme aims to deliver insulation to around 300,000 homes, ensuring that each of them will save around £300 to 400 annually on energy bills. It works by obligating the rich energy supply companies to cover all, or part, of the cost required for the insulation. 

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Home Upgrade Grant (HUG)

The Home Upgrade Grant is a scheme exclusive to England. It provides loft insulation, solid wall insulation and external wall insulation. On top of that, it offers underfloor insulation, electric radiators, air source heat pumps and Solar Panels. 

The eligibility for HUG is as follows: 

  • Residence Requirements – To be eligible for HUG, you must own and live within the property that you’re applying for. This property cannot use gas as its main source of heating. 
  • Energy Performance Certificate Rating – To ensure that you will benefit from these improvements, to be eligible, you must have a low certificate rating of D, E, F or G. 
  • Income Criteria – There is some wiggle room regarding income, but overall, the household cannot earn about £31,000 a year. That being said, some local authorities differ on this point and may accept higher income. 
  • Benefits-based Eligibility – Receipt of certain benefits, such as Child Benefit, Universal Credit, Pension Credit etc, may make you eligible for a grant


If you’re found eligible, you will be subject to a quick home assessment to determine which home improvement measures are suitable for you. Then, the local council will review and process the transaction. Bear in mind that tenants will require the permission of their landlord, who will likely be paying a portion of the cost themselves. 

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Warmer Homes Scotland

The Warmer Homes Scotland scheme is funded by the Scottish Government and has been made to assist the households of Scotland that are struggling with heating their homes or managing their energy bills. 

To be eligible for the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme: 

  • Tenancy – you must be a homeowner or tenant in the private sector and need to have been living in the property in question for six months or more. It must also be your main residence, although some exceptions can be made in certain circumstances. 
  • Energy Rating – Your home must be assessed and found to have a poor energy rating. 
  • Living Standards – Your home must have tolerable living standards as set out in the Housing Act 2006. It would be too extensive to explain all the specifics, but basically, it refers to criteria such as structural stability, adequate lighting, ventilation, and facilities for food preparation and cooking. 
  • Income and Benefits – Eligibility depends on income, benefits and council tax bands. You need to be in home where the council tax band is A-F. As for benefits, see the table below. 

Benefit Category

Specific Benefits

Disability-Related Payments

– Adult Disability Payment

– Attendance Allowance

Tax Credits and Support

– Child Tax Credit

– Council Tax Reduction*

– Housing Benefit

Income-Based Assistance

– Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
– Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Pension-Related Benefits

– Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit only)

Universal Credit

– Universal Credit

*Excludes single person discounts.

Qualifying benefits for ECO4

Nest Scheme (Wales)

The Nest Scheme is a scheme available in Wales, aimed at improving the overall energy efficiency of your home. It started in 2011 and is set to end in March 2024. It is managed by British Gas and the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Welsh Government and has served over 198,000 households since it began. 

Here’s a more specific summary of the Nest Scheme’s eligibility criteria:

  • Tenancy – You must either own or privately rent your home as a tenant. 
  • Heating Efficiency: Your EPC rating must be low, such as E, F or G, meaning it’s expensive to heat your home. 
  • Income Thresholds for Health Criteria:
      • One or more adults aged 18 or over: Annual income below £16,105.
      • One or two adults with dependents: Annual income below £21,352 to £25,700, depending on the number of dependents.
  • Means-Tested Benefits – Be in receipt of the following means-tested benefits: 
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

Why Trust ZOA Eco Grants

Eco Grants by ZOA Energy Solutions is on hand to guide you through the grant process to ensure you receive the support you’re entitled to. Although we’re a home improvement installation company, over the years we’ve developed a deep understanding of the grants and schemes on offer, so we’re well placed to help our customers access the grants that they’re eligible for.

And we can even help carry out your eco home improvement ourselves via ZOA Energy Solutions. We specialise in air source heat pumps, amongst other home improvements, so we can guide you through air source heat pump grants and then carry out the installation for you, too.

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Air Source Heat Pump Grants FAQs:

Absolutely. In fact, there are government grants guaranteed to be available until 2028 at the earliest, with new grants or extended schemes expected beyond that. The UK government are keen to support those making the switch to a greener way of living to help them meet their legally binding target of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, so the support they offer is to encourage moves from old, fossil fuel burning heating systems, to more modern, greener options such as ASHPs.

With the right scheme (provided you qualify), you might not have to pay for your air source heat pump at all. For other schemes, you may need to contribute to the cost of your ASHP installation, but the final cost will be significantly reduced by the grant support on offer from the different schemes.

If you’re wondering how much an ASHP can save you in terms of your energy bills each year, then you’ll typically* save somewhere between £115 and £1,100 per year depending on the heating system you’re changing from. This is based on fuel prices as of October 2023 and are based on Energy Saving Trust estimates.

*in most cases, ASHPs will result in lower energy bills compared to older heating systems, but because ASHPs require electricity to run, you may pay more (around £35 per year more) if you are switching to an ASHP from an already efficient A-rated boiler.

A ground source heat pump simply draws its heat from the ground using underground coils, rather than from the air as with an air source heat pump. Both heat pump installations are a greener way of heating your home compared to a gas boiler, although you’ll need to ensure that you have an excellent EPC rating with no loft or cavity wall insulation recommendations to make the most of either.