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Spray Foam Insulation Grants UK 2024

£1000s in Free Grants to Insulate Your Home

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Up to £40,000 in Funding Available from GOV.UK

How do the grants work?

Free grant funding is available to eligible households for a range of home insulation measures
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Up to £40,000 in Funding Available from GOV.UK

Insulation is invaluable when it comes to helping your home feel warmer as well as lowering your energy bills. However, it can be costly to install, so it is always worth seeing if you can qualify for funding to cover the cost of installing insulation on your property. 

Free spray foam insulation grants could be available to households to help make them more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions, thanks to the government’s Great British Insulation and ECO (Energy Company Obligation) schemes.

Below are some figures (according to the Energy Saving Trust and based on fuel prices as of January 2024) of how much you could potentially save if you were to install insulation:

  • Loft insulation (270mm): £240-£445 a year
  • Floor insulation: £55-£145 a year
  • Cavity wall insulation: £135-£485 a year

 

The exact amount you could save will depend on the size and type of your home, as well as how energy efficient it already was. Over time, the insulation will give you a great return on investment with the savings you make on your heating bills, so it is certainly worth the initial spend. If you are looking for guidance with the upfront cost of insulation, read on to find out what help is available to you.

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Are there spray foam insulation grant schemes running now?

The latest version of the ECO scheme, ECO4, is open to new applicants. If you meet the eligibility criteria you could access a spray foam insulation government grant through this scheme. Keep in mind there are some changes in the eligibility criteria from ECO3 to the new ECO4, so be sure to check your eligibility with us before starting an application for a free insulation grant. Alternatively, you may qualify for funding under the The Great British Insulation Scheme.

Are spray foam grants really free?

Funding grants to assist households make energy efficiency improvements to their homes are available under the UK government backed schemes, with the funding coming from the main energy companies under their energy company obligation.

Large energy companies – considered those with 150,000+ customers – are obligated to offer energy efficient home improvement grants as part of the ECO scheme. However, the number of measures they will fund comes down to their share of the market, meaning smaller energy companies will typically fund less. Energy suppliers that are obligated to provide funding for the scheme include the likes of British Gas, E.ON, EDF Energy, Scottish Power, SSE, and Ovo, plus a number of medium-sized providers.

Funding in some cases will cover the entire cost of the insulation, while some households may be expected to make a contribution towards the insulation installation, but in all instances the grants provided will be free and do not have to be repaid.

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Free loft and cavity wall spray foam insulation

Loft and cavity wall insulation can take hundreds of pounds off your energy bills every year. Through the ECO scheme and Great British Insulation Scheme, you could get it installed for free, as long as you own your own home and meet the other eligibility criteria. However, you should ensure it is suitable for your home first.

What is loft and cavity wall insulation?

Loft insulation

Up to a quarter of the heat within your home escapes through the roof. Loft insulation can limit this by having mineral wool placed under the rafters.

Cavity wall insulation

The majority of houses built between 1920 and 1990 have a gap between the internal and external walls, this is called a cavity wall. By filling this gap with insulating material, you can keep the cold air out and the warm air in, but it is not suitable for every home.
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Who is eligible for spray foam insulation grants?

Eligibility for grants varies under the ECO scheme and GBIS.

Under ECO4 Scheme

  • It is likely you will qualify for a grant if:
  • You are a homeowner (or in certain cases, are a private renter) and
    You or someone in your household is claiming certain qualifying benefits. Some examples include universal credit, pension credit, income support, and more.

Under GBIS

It is likely you will qualify for a grant if:

  • You are a low income household
  • Your home has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or below.
  • You live in a low council tax band property (Bands A-D in England, Bands A-E in Scotland and Bands A-E in Wales.
  • You haven’t previously received government funding for energy efficiency measures.

How can you apply for free spray foam insulation?

Before you think about applying for free insulation funding, you need to check whether you are eligible. Low income households, vulnerable households, those receiving certain benefits, or those considered in fuel poverty, will all have a good chance of qualifying for insulation grant. Get in touch with us. We can help you determine your eligibility for a grant and put you in touch with experts that will handle the entire application process for you from start to finish.

Paying for insulation

If you do not qualify for a spray foam insulation government grant, how you pay for insulation installation will depend on your personal circumstances and the total cost of the work involved. You might be able to do small, simple insulating jobs yourself fairly inexpensively, like draught-proofing. Larger scale jobs that require a professional installer can cost upwards of around £345 for cavity wall insulation in a flat to roughly £7,400 for internal wall insulation.

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Types of Insulation Available

There are many different types of insulation available to suit any home.

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Loft Insulation

One of the easiest ways to insulate your home quickly

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Spray Foam Insulation

Energy Efficient Expanding Foam Spray

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Cavity Wall Insulation

Insulation installed within the cavity space of your walls

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External Wall Insulation

Insulation installed externally outside the home

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Flat Roof Insulation

Insulation installed for a range of flat roof buildings

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Internal Wall Insulation

Retain your heat with effective internal insulation

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Party Wall Insulation

Insulation for walls between internal rooms

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Underfloor Insulation

Insulation to minimise heat loss through the floor

Up to £40,000 in Funding Available from GOV.UK

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