Insulation Grants In Wales
Free Insulation Grants in Wales
Grants for free insulation in Wales are available for homeowners and private tenants.
Government-backed insulation grants in Wales are now available through the latest ECO scheme. Energy-saving measures including wall insulation and roof/loft insulation can be installed free of charge through the government-backed Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
The ECO grant scheme is designed to reduce CO2 emissisons and help vulnerable Welsh families cope with the rising cost of heating their homes.
Home insulation is widely considered to be the most effective way of saving energy usage and reducing your bills. If you qualify for a grant it is completely free and you don’t have to pay any money back. There is no compicated application prosses or paperwork. You don’t even actually have to claim the grant. If you are eligible the insulation installer will do it all for you then claim the money back from the scheme funders.
What is the Energy Company Obligation?
ECO is a government-led energy efficiency program designed to help reduce energy bills and help meet the country meet net zero targets by cutting the amount of harmful emissions we release into the environment. The sheme is funded by medium and large utility companies who have a customer base in Wales. This includes British Gas, EON etc. The government has ruled that these companies have an obligation to help the most vulnerable households reduce energy costs by installing energy efficient measures like insulation, solar panels and air source heat pumps, free of charge.
The recent rise in energy prices means that more and more people are struggling with the cost of gas and electricity and find it difficult to heat their home properly. For some it is a choice between eating and heating. If at any time your household is facing this type of choice you are deemed to live in fuel poverty.
How is Fuel Poverty defined in Wales?
A household is deemed to be in fuel poverty if they can’ keep their home warm at a reasonable cost. This is measured as any household needing to pay more than 10% of their full household income to maintain satisfactory heat on a daily basis. Families who pay more than 20% of their full household income to maintain a satisfactory heating regime are deemed to live in severe fuel poverty. National Energy Action.
Who qualifies for an ECO insulation grant in wales?
ECO grants are available for homeowners, private tenants in Wales who live in a property with a low energy rating of between E and G and are off the gas grid. Rural properties and properties heated by electric heaters, oil bloilers and LPG are often the least energy efficient. This type of property also often has the most room for improvement.
where a member of the household currently claims one of the following means tested government benefits:
- Universal Credit
- Child Tax Credits
- Working Tax Credits
- Income Support
- Income Based JSA
- Income Related ESA
- Housing Benefit
- Pension Savings Credit
- Pension Guarantee Credit
In addition to the above, families on a low income who claim basic child benefit may also be eligible if their total household income is below the following relevant thresholds:
|1 Child||2 Children||3 Children||4+ Children|
|Part of A Couple||£27,500||£32,300||£37,200||£42,000|
Free Insulation Grants in Wales
How do Insulation grants in Wales work?
Check your eligibility
Arrange a home survey
What insulation grants are available in Wales?
Why insulate my home?
Installing insulation correctly is seen as the most effective way of preventing your home losing heat. Under the ECO grant scheme all measures are carried out by government approved installers.
Cavity Wall Insulation
Up to 35% of your heat escapes through your external walls. Free cavity wall insulation can both be installed with 100% grant funding in Wales.