Green and sustainable living

Great British Insulation Scheme

The Great British Insulation Scheme is government funded and designed to help eligible people install energy efficiency measures that will lower your energy usage and save you money on bills. The scheme will run through until March 2023 with the aim of saving households around £300 a year.

Unlike other grant funded schemes, the Great British Insulation Scheme increases the scope of eligibility to provide funding to both those on the lowest incomes as well as support to a wider group of households who are living in the least energy efficient homes in the country.


There are two groups that are eligible and can apply for this funding. The criteria for each group differs and they will also receive different levels of support. The two groups are labelled general and low income eligibility.

General group

To be eligible for the general group, you must meet the following criteria:

  • live in a council tax bands A to D
  • have an energy performance certificate rating of D to G
  • if privately rented, your energy performance certificate rating must be in band D or E

In the general group you will only be able to get one type of insulation installed (such as cavity wall Insulation or loft Insulation, but not both). You may also have to pay a small contribution towards the cost.

Low income group

To be eligible for the low-income group, you must meet the following criteria:

  • receive means-tested benefits
  • have an energy performance certificate rating of D to G

How to Apply

Please visit Gov.UK to check if you are eligible to apply for the Great British Insulation Scheme.