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Home Upgrade Grant 2

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured £10.35m as part of the Department of Energy, Security and Net Zero's (DESNZ) Home Upgrade Grant 2 (HUG2) which aims to tackle fuel poverty in non-gas central heating properties and boost energy efficiency in housing stock across the Liverpool City Region.

Funding is available to deliver a range of retrofit measures for eligible owner-occupied and privately rented properties. It is envisaged that for owner-occupied properties the improvements will be fully funded; private rented properties will need a contribution from the landlord of at least a third of the total cost. Private rented tenants should discuss this opportunity with your landlord before applying.

Properties in the St Helens Borough Council area that do not use gas as the main heating fuel and with a low-energy efficiency rating D to G may be able to benefit from the scheme. Some of the improvements potentially available include:

  • Solid wall, cavity wall or loft insulation
  • Low-carbon heating
  • Solar panels
  • Low-energy lighting
  • Heating control upgrades

Households wanting to apply for HUG2 must meet funding conditions:

  • Properties that are identified as off the gas grid (your home does not use gas for ALL main heating purposes)
  • Properties with an EPC band D to G, if the property doesn't have an Energy Performance Certificate an assessment will be carried out. Check if your property has an Energy Performance Certificate.
  • Owner occupiers or private rented tenants (At least one-third
    contribution by Private Landlord)
  • Households' annual income of £31,000 or below,
    or households living within eligible postcodes: as set by the Government.

If you think you may qualify for the scheme and want to register, please visit the HUG 2 - Liverpool City Region website.

Funding is limited and will be allocated at the discretion of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the lead authority for the scheme.