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Green Homes Grant - Local Authority Delivery Scheme

Green Homes Grant is a government backed scheme delivered by local authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible households for free. This helps residents by improving the warmth and comfort of their homes, whilst also reducing energy bills, our carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the city.

We have been successful in attracting £3.75million of government funding for our Green Homes Grant scheme. The scheme is delivered by our partner, E.ON. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to take part in the scheme.

Phase 1: Green Homes Grant – LAD Scheme

If eligible, phase 1 of the scheme provides free energy efficient measures, such as:

  • External wall insulation
  • Air source heat pumps (low carbon heating)
  • Solar panels
  • Door improvements
  • Smart heating controls
  • Cavity insulation
  • Windows upgrade
  • Loft insulation.

Phase 2: Green Homes Grant - LAD Scheme

Phase 2 of the Green Homes Grant LAD Scheme is open to private owner occupied and private rented properties in the city. 

The energy efficient measures available under phase 2 are:

  • Primary Measure: External Wall Insulation (EWI)

Properties not suitable for cavity wall insulation, which have solid or hard to treat external walls, will usually qualify for EWI.

  • Secondary Measure: Solar PV panels

Only where EWI is not suitable will solar PV panels be offered. A technical survey will determine a property's suitability for this measure.

How much funding is available per property?

Owner occupied properties will receive the full grant amount of up to £10,000 and won’t have to pay a contribution towards the cost of the work.

Landlords will have to contribute a minimum of 1/3 of the total costs of the installation, and the maximum grant available per rental property is £5,000.

Am I eligible?

  • Your household’s gross annual income must be under £30,000
  • Your home must have an Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of either E, F, or G. If you don’t have an EPC certificate confirming your home's rating, E.ON can arrange one for you.

How to apply?

E.ON handles all enquiries.

  • Call the Green Homes Grant team at E.ON on 0333 202 4820 (Offices are open Monday to Friday between 9am – 5:30pm)
  • Or apply online. E.ON will then contact you via phone and check that you qualify before scheduling a home survey 

Home survey

An E.ON contractor will visit you to determine what improvements are suitable for your home.


Your home will receive the required works from a Trustmark registered contractor to improve its energy efficiency rating.


E.ON will continue to provide you with ongoing support. The scheme also includes warranties and guarantees with applicable terms and conditions in accordance with the measures installed per job.

Visit E.ON’s Green Homes Grant webpage for more information about the scheme.

Frequently asked questions

You can find the energy efficiency rating of your home by looking on the EPC Register and entering your postcode and selecting your house from the list.

If you don't meet the above eligibility criteria for the Green Homes Grant scheme, don't worry. There are other schemes which you may be eligible for, so get in touch with E.ON and see how they can help you.

Call the Green Homes Grant team at E.ON on 0333 202 4820 (Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5:30pm)

There are some Green Home Grant measures which we don't currently install.

These include:

  • hybrid heat pumps
  • ground source heat pumps
  • biomass and flat roof insulation.