Energy efficiency and heating upgrades

We are encouraging as many eligible residents as possible to apply now for energy efficiency and heating upgrades via the Home Upgrade Grant – Phase 2 (HUG2).

Households struggling with rising energy bills and vulnerable residents facing impossible choices to try and keep warm may be worrying during these winter months and the government-led grant could help them.

Open for applications until the end of 2024 (or until funding runs out), the HUG2 scheme helps fund energy efficiency upgrades and low carbon heating systems, targeting some of the most inefficiently heated homes (i.e. an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) between D and G) and which are not heated by mains gas heating systems.

Homeowners and private tenants on low incomes can check whether their household is eligible via the MBC website.

HUG2 is a government initiative being led by the Department for Energy, Security and Net Zero. The scheme allows funding per property to provide a range of energy and cost saving upgrades, depending on the specific circumstances such as the fuel source, energy efficiency and EPC rating of the home, with the most funding available for the least efficient homes heated by the most polluting fuel sources.