Support is available through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
In Wales, support is available through the Nest Programme and Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
In Scotland, help is available through the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) and Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
In Northern Ireland, the Affordable Warmth Scheme offers grants to help improve energy efficiency in households considered to be most at risk of fuel poverty where the total gross annual household income if less than £20,000. It is only available in some areas.
If you are a home owner, your income is less than £40,000 and your boiler is over 15 years old, you can apply for the Boiler Replacement Scheme through the Housing Executive.
Eligibility for country schemes
You need to check the details of each scheme for eligibility rules as these vary.
For some schemes, you need to be getting certain means-tested or income-related benefits to qualify for a grant. For example, you may qualify if you are getting one or more of the following benefits and depending on where you live:
You'll need to contact the scheme provider in the country where you live to find out how much help you can get. This is because some benefits may not entitle you to receive the full package of energy efficiency improvements.
What help do the schemes provide?
A technical survey of the work proposed is needed to confirm if you qualify for financial assistance. If your home needs to be made warmer, this assistance could cover things like insulation or a new A-rated boiler. This work is carried out by approved installers, is fully guaranteed and under most schemes you don't need to source a suitably qualified installer once you have agreed to the nature and scope of the work proposed.
All of the Schemes also offer free energy saving advice to everyone, even if you don't qualify for support to make your home warmer. You may also be able to get a free benefits check to make sure you are not missing out on other money.
How to claim
You can get more information about how to apply for money for home energy efficiency schemes as follows:
England: Energy Saving Advice Service
Wales: Nest Wales
Scotland: Home Energy Scotland
Northern Ireland: Energy Efficiency Grants NI
Your local Citizens Advice bureau may also be able to advise further. You can find your local one by using our Find an Adviser tool or by looking at the information for the country of the UK that you live in on the Citizens Advice website:
You may be able to apply to your local council for help towards energy efficiency.