Help to pay for energy efficiency improvements under the government’s Affordable Warmth Scheme.
This scheme is only available if you live in Northern Ireland.
If you live in Northern Ireland and you need help to pay for energy efficiency improvements you may be eligible for the government’s Affordable Warmth Scheme. The scheme provides a package of energy-efficiency and heating measures, tailored to each household.
You may be eligible if you are an owner occupier or householder of a privately rented property and your gross annual household income is less than £20,000.
In the case of a privately rented property, you must be named on the Tenancy Agreement. Your landlord must also be registered with the Department for Communities’ Landlord Registration Scheme and give consent for any energy efficiency improvements to be done. Your landlord will also have to contribute towards the cost of the work.
There is no limit to the amount of money available for each energy efficiency measure, there is only the grant maximum per property. The technical inspection carried out by NIHE at each property will determine the best energy efficiency solution depending on the specific requirements of the dwelling. The maximum grant offered will be £7,500 or, if solid wall insulation is to be installed, then the grant limit will increase to £10,000.