Second wave of Home Upgrade Grant available for eligible Sefton residents

30 October 2023 2 min read

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured £10.35m as part of the Department of Energy, Security and Net Zero’s (DESNZ) Home Upgrade Grant 2 (HUG2) which aims to tackle fuel poverty in non-gas central heating properties and boost energy efficiency in housing stock across the Liverpool City Region.

Funding across Local Authorities

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is working with Local Authorities to make changes to eligible properties (known as retrofit measures) to support to reduce energy bills, reduce carbon emissions, and make homes warmer.

The funding will be split across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral Local Authorities to support households that meet the conditions of the funding, including owner-occupiers and the private rented sector for works to be carried out on around 500 properties by March 2025.

This second wave of Home Upgrade Grant funding will ensure that housing stock in the Liverpool City Region achieves Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C by 2035 and contributes to the LCR’s net zero carbon target of 2040.

Can I apply for the funding?

Households wanting to apply for HUG2 must meet funding conditions:

  • Properties that are identified as off the gas grid (your home does not use gas for ALL main heating purposes)
  • Properties with an EPC band D to G
  • Owner occupiers or private rented tenants (At least one-third contribution by Private Landlord)
  • Households’ annual income of £31,000 or below, or households living within eligible postcodes: as set by the Government (check your postcode)

How to apply

To find out if your property is a fit for the funding, please visit the LCR webpage:

Here you can read about the scheme in more detail and fill out the contact referral form below to be assessed against the funding conditions.

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