Energy Efficiency Grants

Energy Efficiency Grants

We know that installing retrofit measures can sometimes be expensive. Click on the expandable boxes to find out more about the grant schemes on offer.

The Home Upgrade Grant Scheme is designed to provide energy efficiency upgrades and low carbon heating to low-income households that are living off-gas grid in England to tackle fuel poverty and reach net zero ambitions.

The Midlands Net Zero Hub, which Solihull Council is a member of, has received £138.6m to deliver the latest phase of the scheme.

You could be eligible if your home:

  • Has a combined annual household income under £31,000
  • Is off the gas grid
  • Has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) between D and G

If you meet these criteria, please contact our partner Act on Energy, an energy advice charity, on 0800 988 2881 or email advice@actonenergy.org.uk for next steps.

You can find out if your home has a valid EPC on the GOV.UK website.

In partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), more than 300 homes in Elmdon, Solihull and Foleshill, Coventry will benefit from deep retrofit measures, free of charge. £2.86m has been secured from the Sustainable Warmth Competition to fund the improvements. Engagement with eligible residents is already underway. By taking a place based approach, it's hoped this will create a whole community full of energy efficient, cost saving, low carbon houses.

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Please click here to view Solihull Council's privacy notice. 

Please click on the links to find out how Solihull Council, and BEIS uses your data in order to deliver the Sustainable Warmth programme.

You may also be able to obtain financial support from a national energy supplier for energy improvements to your home. 

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is a requirement that the Government has placed on energy suppliers to install energy efficiency and heating measures to people's homes. The scheme focuses on supporting low-income, vulnerable and fuel-poor households through the installation of insulation and heating measures, which also helping to reduce carbon emissions.

The latest iteration of the scheme, ECO4, applies to measures installed from 1 April 2022 and will cover a four-year period until 31 March 2026. Energy suppliers can also refer households under ECO4 Flex, delivering up to 50% of their obligation through this method. Under ECO4 Flex, a participating local authority can refer private tenure households that it considers to be living in fuel poverty or on a low income and vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home.

Solihull’s ECO Flex Statement of Intent is designed to inform suppliers and contractors on how to fulfil their obligations. If you want to find out more, please contact advice@actonenergy.org.uk

View Solihull Council's ECO Flex Statement here. The previous (now superseded) version can also be downloaded via this link.