2 min read
11 Jan

Act On Energy have successfully received funding to help private owner occupiers keep warmer and lower their fuel bills – for free.

What’s it all about?

The Sustainable Warmth Competition is a government funded grant awarded to Warwick District Council, which is a scheme run by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with the aim to help improve the energy efficiency of low-income households and improve the least energy-efficient properties for free.

This helps residents by improving the warmth and comfort of their homes, whilst reducing energy bills and carbon emissions. 

Who’s it for?

This scheme is open to private owner-occupied properties and private-rented tenants. 

To be eligible you’ll need to:

  • Own and live in your home or have your landlord’s permission to install measures at your rented property; and
  • Have a gross household income of less than £31,000 year OR someone in your home receives a means tested benefit; and
  • Live in a home that has an EPC rating of D, E, F or G; if you don’t have an EPC then E.ON will arrange this for you if we think that your property is energy inefficient


What’s available?

If you are eligible for the scheme E.ON will arrange a time to visit and carry out a free home survey. It takes around an hour to complete and will help us recommend the best improvements for your home. The improvements provided to you will be dependent on your homes needs but could include any of the below products

  • Solar PV panels
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Smart heating controls
  • Air source heat pumps
  • External wall insulation

How to apply?

This funding is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please apply as soon as possible. 

To register your interest please complete and submit the online ‘expression of interest’ form available by clicking this link or the link below:


Alternatively, you can phone our free phone on 0800 988 2881. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. 

Terms of the scheme

Sustainable Warmth is delivered by Warwick District Council in partnership with Act on Energy. Sustainable Warmth scheme is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and combines Phase 3 of the Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme and the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) scheme – Phase 1.

The scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low-income and low EPC-rated homes including those living in the most inefficient off-gas grid homes, delivering progress toward reducing fuel poverty, phasing out high carbon fossil fuel heating and the UK’s commitment to net zero by 2050.

Households that are eligible for support through the scheme can benefit from the installation of a range of measures, which can reduce and prevent heat and energy loss in the home, reduce fuel bills, as well as support switches to renewable sources of energy.

Please note that all applications are subject to a technical survey and an application acceptance does not guarantee that work will go ahead.


The energy efficiency improvement(s) for your home will be carried out by a Trustmark registered contractor. Partners on the scheme

E.ON is a national energy solutions company and will help with the following:

  • Carrying out the energy assessment of your home to check the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating
  • Installing the improvements and this could be air source heat pumps, solar PV or loft insulation depending on whether these are suitable for your property

Warwick District Council are responsible for overseeing this work, making sure you are happy in the process and the installation work is completed to the expected standard. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us at greenhomesgrants@warwickdc.gov.uk