If you are a homeowner or a private tenant you may be able to claim help towards making repairs, improvements or adaptations to your home.
Note: If you live in Northern Ireland please see our help page on home improvement grants in Northern Ireland.
Only homeowners or private sector tenants can apply. Whether assistance is granted is at the discretion of your local authority – there are no national rules. In general grants are paid to people who are older, disabled or on a low income.
To make a claim contact your local authority. In England you can also get information from your local Home Improvement Agency via the Foundations website in England. In Wales check Care and Repair Cymru and in Scotland ask your local council about it's 'scheme of assistance' as there is no central body and it will vary in each region.
You might be eligible for a free grant to upgrade the heating, insulation and the energy-efficiency of your home. There are grants currently available to people on a low income through the Government's ECO scheme.
1. Boiler Grants - check your eligibility and apply for a boiler grant here
2. Insulation Grants - check your eligibility and apply for an insulation grant here
3. Electric Heating Grants - if you have electric room heaters or electric storage heaters and they are the main way of heating your home you might be eligible for a grant to upgrade or replace them - check your eligibility and apply for an electric heating grant here
4. First Time Central Heating Grants - if you've never had central heating at your property - check your eligibility and apply for a First Time Central Heating (FTCH) grant here