Get support for your energy improvements
The grants and loans listed represent the current available schemes that offer support for improving energy efficiency and increasing renewable energy generation in Manchester homes. For more detail on eligibility criteria and the levels of support offered, please see information and links to each individual scheme.
Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)
Since March 2022, the UK Government has been operating a scheme to provide grants for boiler upgrades. This has been designed to allow property owners to upgrade their current heating systems with low carbon alternatives, such as heat pumps. The grant will lessen the upfront costs of the low carbon heating technologies and is available to both domestic and small non-domestic properties from 2022 to 2025.
The grants offered vary between £5,000 and £6,000, depending on the type of heating system installed. Your installer will apply for the grant on your behalf. For more information, and to check your eligibility, read the Boiler upgrade scheme on Gov.uk
The Home Energy Loan Plan (HELP)
The Council provides assistance to homeowners and some private sector landlords to carry out energy efficiency works and heating system upgrades in their homes. The Home Energy Loan Plan can offer interest free loans of up to £10,000 (administration charges will apply), and the loans are typically paid back within a maximum of 7 years, or on sale of the property/death of the assisted person.
You can find out more and contact Care and Repair who administer the scheme on the Council’s behalf at their website at Care and Repair Manchester
Please note that private sector landlords are eligible if they are:
- registered with the City Council’s RentWise Bond Scheme or similar schemes.
- Which must provide living accommodation for the registered homeless,
- those likely to become homeless, or the vulnerable,
- or who meet the City Council’s Manchester Accreditation Scheme standards.
Your Home Better
This is a Greater Manchester service that provides support for any homeowner that wants to reduce the fuel consumption of their home. Whether this is to reduce energy bills or lower a properties carbon output, advice and custom retrofit plans can be found to guide you throughout the entire process.
Detailed guides explain the different types of insulation, heating, and on-site renewable energy sources available, as well as advice on finding contractors. An additional Plan Builder tool is also available to give guidance specific to your property, budget, and priorities. Find out more online at the Your Home Better website.