Free energy saving upgrades for homeowners

Free energy saving upgrades for homeowners

Bassetlaw District Council is urging residents to apply for free upgrades to help make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat through £2.1 million of Government funded Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 (HUG 2) for the coming year.

Homeowners, who are not on mains gas and are on low incomes, may be eligible for energy efficiency improvements which could include wall and loft insulation, solar PV panels and air source heat pumps.

Work on up to 20 projects in the district are due to get underway in the coming months with the HUG 2 scheme, aiming to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from residents homes. The scheme is running until the end of March 2025 with funding available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Cllr Darrell Pulk, Cabinet Member for Environment and Energy said:

“I am pleased we are backing this scheme which helps make homes more comfortable for residents as well as reducing their energy bills.

“I encourage homeowners to check if they are eligible for the works and look forward to seeing more of these improvements being made at properties across the district”.

A previous million-pound Sustainable Warmth Competition in the district funded by the Government, running from early 2022 to the end of September 2023, saw over 70 properties benefitting from the installation of energy efficient measures.

Residents may be eligible for the latest round of Home Upgrade Grants if they meet the following criteria:

  • Live in a property with no gas supply and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G.
  • Earn a combined household income of less than £36,000 per annum.

Bassetlaw District Council is working with Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP) to administer the scheme. For more information or to apply, please contact Nottingham Energy Partnership on 0115 947 2207 or visit


Last Updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024