Homes and property Home Upgrade Grant (2)

Home Upgrade Grant Two (HUG2) 

A national scheme has given us the funding to help tackle fuel poverty in Manchester. The work will also make homes warmer and more efficient.  

If your application is successful, we will work with Next Energy Solutions to make changes to your property. The work - known as 'retrofit' works - will help reduce your energy bills and make your home warmer. It will also reduce carbon emissions. 

Properties that are eligible

HUG2 is only for homes that do not have gas central heating and have an EPC of D or below. You must also meet financial eligibility or live in certain postcodes to apply. 

To apply for HUG2 you must meet these conditions: 

  • Your home does not use gas for main heating purposes 
  • Your home has an EPC band of D to G (if you don’t know your home’s EPC certificate, you can check it online. Type in your postcode at Find an energy certificate)
  • You must own your property or be private rented tenants. (Private landlords will need to contribute at least one third of the cost. They must own less than 4 properties) 
  • Your household annual income must be £36,000 or below OR 
  • You live in one of the eligible postcodes. These have been set by central Government 

Possible improvements

Works under this scheme include low carbon heating systems (such as air source heat pumps) and insulation measures. Other technologies - such as solar panels - are also included. You may be eligible for more than one adaptation in your home. 

How to apply

If you meet these conditions, you can Apply online for the Home Upgrade Grant. If you are eligible your details will be sent to us to process. 

Next Energy can also help you check if you’re eligible. Contact them by email:, call: 0800 021 3145, or complete their online form to Check if you're eligible for HUG2 

The aim is to upgrade 500 Manchester properties by the end of March 2025. The funding is from the Department of Energy, Security and Net Zero. 

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