Getting a grant for loft & cavity wall insulation
Improving the insulation of your home is one of the simplest ways of saving energy and combating rising energy prices. And the good news is – getting it installed may not be as difficult or costly as you think!
Under a government scheme, many people are eligible for grants that will cover these costs, either partly or fully. 100% grants are available if you (or your partner) are over 70, or if you are in receipt of one of a range of benefits (disability allowance, council tax benefit, income support, housing benefit, pension credit, attendance allowance, child tax credit or working families tax credit). If you’re not eligible, you can still get a grant to cover part of the costs – £199 for cavity wall insulation and a further £199 for loft insulation (in each case around 50% of the full cost of installation in a typical home). These figures assume you have little or no insulation at present.
A company called HCL Energy is administering this scheme in our area on behalf of Horsham District Council. Contact them on 01273 390420 to arrange a free survey. A survey only takes 45 minutes. They will explain what you need and the grants available, and will even arrange for a local company to come and do the work.
Download our handy insulation FAQ sheet to find out more.