Home Upgrade Scheme 

The Home Upgrade Grant provides energy efficiency upgrades and low-carbon heating to low-income households living off the gas grid in England to tackle fuel poverty and meet net-zero.

The first wave of HUG will aim to incentivise energy efficiency improvements in off-grid homes across England with an EPC rating of between D and G.

  • This is a scheme intended to curb heating demand in properties that are reliant on bottled gas and oil.

  • A range of efficiency improvement measures are to be covered under the HUG programme that will be open to homes with Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings of between D and G.

  • These measures include low-carbon heating systems, wall and roof insulation, thermostats and room heating controls.

  • The planned upgrades will be used to reduce heating bills for low-income individuals currently living in private housing and off the grid gas.