The Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) will provide energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating to low income households living in the worst performing, off gas grid homes in England to tackle fuel poverty and make progress towards net zero 2050.
Up to £630 million of grant funding awarded to successful local to help them deliver HUG 2 from April 2023. Check if you local council has received funding(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-upgrade-grant-successful-local-authorities).
The first phase of the scheme is being delivered as part of the Sustainable Warmth Competition.
The Sustainable Warmth Competition awards funding to local authorities to help them upgrade energy inefficient homes of low-income households in England. This includes:
Local Authority Delivery Phase 3 (LAD3) scheme for low-income homes heated by mains gas
Home Upgrade Grant Phase 1 (HUG1) and Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 (HUG2) scheme for low-income households off the gas grid
The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will upgrade a significant amount of the social housing stock currently below EPC D up to that standard.
Wave 1 of the SHDF awarded around £179m of funding, delivering from 2022 to 2023.
Wave 2.1 of the SHDF has allocated £778 million of funding for the period 2022/23 to 2024/25 to local authorities, combined authorities, registered providers of social housing and registered charities that own social housing to install energy efficiency upgrades in their housing stock in England that is currently below an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) D rating.
If your property is eligible, your social housing provider will contact you.