Green Homes Grant is a government backed scheme, delivered by local authorities, to improve the energy efficiency of homeowners' households for free. This will help make homes cheaper to heat and reduce their carbon footprint.

We have over £3 million in funding to help homeowners improve the energy rating of their properties. We have partnered with E.ON to deliver the home improvements.

The scheme has funding for a limited number of installations only. It is operating on a first come, first served basis and if you are interested you should apply as soon as possible.

Who can apply

You may be eligible if you meet all of these requirements:

  • your property is in Sheffield
  • you own and live in your home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership with the permission of the freeholder) or park home on a residential site (including Gypsy or Traveller sites)
  • your household has a combined gross annual household income of less than £30,000 or a member of your household receives benefits
  • your property has a low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of band E, F or G

The grant is not open to owners who rent out their property.

Eligible benefits

Eligible benefits for the grant are:

  • Universal Credit
  • Working and Child Tax Credits
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Carers Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant attendance Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Benefit
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement 

What you could get

If you are eligible, E.ON will assess your property and work out what improvements you can get. This may include:

  • external wall, cavity wall and loft insulation
  • double glazing
  • solar energy
  • smart heating controls

The grant cannot be used to pay for boiler replacements or repairs.

When the works would take place

All installations are due to be completed before 31 March 2022. All energy efficiency measures will fully comply with national safety standards.

Finding your home's energy rating

If your home has had an EPC assessment, you can find the energy efficiency rating on the EPC Register by entering your postcode and selecting your house from the list. If you do not have a certificate, or your certificate is not up to date, you can find out how to get a new one.

How to apply for the grant

You can apply for the scheme through E.ON. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to apply.

Once you have applied E.ON will verify your eligibility, then they will visit your home to assess how it could be made more energy efficient. A registered contractor will then install the recommended improvements.

If you have any questions for us about the scheme, please contact us on homesgrantfunding@sheffield.gov.uk.

Contact Homes Grant Funding