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Energy Efficiency Measures: Grants and Subsidies - Home Improvement Agencies

If you need help with energy efficiency improvements in your privately owned or rented home, there are a number of schemes that may be able to help - from the Government, energy suppliers, local councils and other sources.

What is available depends on the country of the UK you live in.

Some schemes are only available to people on low incomes or certain benefits.

Home Improvement Agencies

Home improvement agencies (HIAs) assist vulnerable homeowners and private sector tenants who are older, disabled or on a low income to repair, improve, maintain or adapt their homes. The help they provide may include suggesting and organising improvements to help with energy efficiency; advising on any funding sources (national and local) that may be available to you; and helping you fill in application forms for this support.

They are generally local, not-for-profit organisations.

What is available and how you access help depends on where you live in.

England

Registered charity FILT (Foundations Independent Living Trust) works with the local home improvement agencies to help vulnerable and disadvantaged households remain in their own homes warm, safe and secure. The agencies can access funds from FILT on behalf of vulnerable people.

You can find the details of your local home improvement agency using the Foundations website's post code search 

Care and Repair England website can signpost you to home improvements and local home improvement agencies.

Northern Ireland

Home improvement agencies can be accessed via the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in Northern Ireland.

Scotland

There are several home improvement agencies in Scotland. See the Care and Repair Scotland website for more information.

Wales

Care and Repair Cymru provides home improvement agency services for people living in Wales.

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