Sustainable Warmth Grant Scheme

Last Updated: 14 November 2023

The six Cumbrian local authorities, including South Lakeland District Council, are working together to deliver the Sustainable Warmth Competition. The scheme includes LAD3 (Local Authority Delivery 3) and HUG1 (Home Upgrade Grant 1). The scheme is led by Homelife at Carlisle City Council.

This grant scheme installs energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating into eligible properties. These improvements can make homes warmer and more comfortable whilst helping to lower energy bills and carbon emissions.

The funding aims to retrofit a target of 1,310 properties across Cumbria, which are either owner-occupied or privately tenanted homes.

Eligible owner-occupied households can receive grant funding between £10,000 to £25,000 depending on the property and heating type. Owner-occupiers do not need to contribute any money themselves. Landlords of privately rented homes may also be eligible for funding up to £5,000 subject to a contribution of a third of the cost of the measures.

Properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G will be prioritised, with a small percentage of D rated properties to be considered. You can check if your property has an EPC: GOV:UK: Find energy certificate.

Eligible households must also have a combined household income of less than £30,000 a year or are in receipt of means tested benefit.

South Lakeland District Council will be writing to households who may be eligible for the scheme. If you receive a letter or are interested in learning more, please contact or complete the Sustainable Warmth Grant Scheme application form (DOC 162KB / 7 pages).

Further information is available from the leaders of the scheme Carlisle City Council: Sustainable Warmth Cumbria Grants.