Greener Housing

We are working with residents across Nottingham on a range of schemes to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, creating healthy, comfortable places for people to live in the city. This work is helping residents save money on energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint, and improve their health outcomes.

Through Nottingham City Council’s Greener HousiNG schemes, we have made improvements to both socially and privately owned homes. These upgrades include insulation, solar panels, and air source heat pumps.

This work supports the UK's commitment to become net zero by 2050 alongside Nottingham’s ambitions to become the UK’s first Carbon Neutral City by 2028.

Current Projects:

Home Upgrade Grant - Phase 2

What is a Home Upgrade Grant (HUG)?

The Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) is a Government-funded programme that provides energy efficiency upgrades and low-carbon heating to households across England. It is open to properties that are not connected to the gas grid (i.e. via a gas boiler in your home).

The aim is to raise the energy efficiency of homes that are hard to keep warm. This is achieved by delivering a range of fully funded energy-saving upgrades covering free home insulation and/or free low-carbon heating measures.

These measures aim to make your home more comfortable, helping to lower your carbon emissions while reducing your energy bills in the long term.

To give you an idea of what to expect when applying the main stages of the process are shown below:

What energy-saving upgrades could I receive?

The energy-saving upgrades available (often referred to as ‘measures’) range from loft insulation, external wall insulation, solar PV panels and air source heat pumps.

Please be aware that the measures vary in availability and will depend on what is suitable for your property.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible if you:

  • Have an annual household income below £31,000 (gross) or are in receipt of certain benefits
  • Do not have mains gas as your primary source of heating
  • have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) between D and G

Please note that only households who meet the scheme criteria will be eligible for a grant and you may be asked for proof of income to ensure eligibility criteria is met.

How do I apply?

We are working with Nottingham Energy Partnership (a local charity) who are processing applications. You can apply online here or call them on 0115 947 2207 to register your interest.

Nottingham City Council's Greener Housing Team with a local resident who had external wall insulation installed on their home

Useful documents

Energy efficiency grants - guidance for landlords

Properties in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are required to meet minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) before they can be rented to tenants. Find out more about the required standards and financial help available to landlords to meet these standards. Improved energy efficiency can make your properties easier and cheaper to heat, lift your tenants out of fuel poverty and may even increase the value of your properties. Find out more about free and reduced cost energy efficiency measures.