The Great British Insulation scheme in Swansea

The Great British Insulation Scheme is a new ECO grant that started in May 2023.

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So, what does The Great British Insulation Scheme offer?

All of the following measures are available – but you can only have 1 measure installed under the scheme. There are some exceptions where Heating Controls can be added as a second measure.

Although all of the measures below are allowed for in the scheme, not all installers offer all measures.

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  • Free Cavity Wall Insulation – IF YOU QUALIFY, IT WILL BE FREE!
  • Loft Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Pitched Roof Insulation
  • Flat Roof Insulation
  • Under Floor Insulation
  • Solid Floor Insulation
  • Park Home Insulation
  • Room-in-Roof Insulation
  • Heating Controls (under certain circumstances)

How do I qualify for a Great British Insulation Scheme grant in Swansea?

There are 2 routes to qualifying for a grant.

  • The General Group.
  • The “low income” Group.

The General Group qualification for a grant.

3 yes’s and you qualify.

  1. Your Council Tax Banding in Wales is A, B, C, D or E (or in England A to D). You can find your Council Tax Banding on Gov.Ukyes
  2. Your EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating is a D, E, F or G. You can find your EPC on the EPC Registeryes
  3. You are not eligible for an ECO4 grant – yes
  4. YOU QUALIFY!

These rules apply to both owner occupiers and privately rented properties (with Landlord’s consent).

The “Low Income” Group qualification for a grant.

The personal qualification criteria for the “low income” group, is benefit based. The qualifying benefits are listed below.

Here is the list of Qualifying Benefits.

  • Pension Credit 
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Universal Credit – No income threshold
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Tax Credits (including Working and Child Tax Credits) – No income threshold
  • Income Support 
  • Housing Benefit – NEW
  • Child Benefit/Family Allowance. Income Thresholds apply – see table below

Do I qualify for a Grant if I get Child Benefit?

Yes, you would qualify for a grant if you claim Child Benefit and have an annual income no greater than the appropriate threshold.

The threshold varies between single people and couples, and depends on the number of children you have. See the table below. So, 2 adults with 2 children would have an income threshold of £32,300.

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 1 adult household £19,900£24,800£29,600£34,500
 2 adult household £27,500£32,300£37,200£42,000

The Great British Insulation Scheme is a “single insulation measure” grant scheme.

It is intended that the Great British Insulation Scheme will also have it’s own LA flex scheme  in order to increase the number of qualifying households .


Update to Notes for privately rented properties:

  1. Both Groups. Rented properties with F & G EPC rating must have one of the following
  • A relevant exemption or
  • No legal requirement for an EPC (e.g. a listed building) or
  • A relevant tenancy agreement that does not require an EPC

2. General Group. Grants will not be offered for Loft Insulation or Cavity Wall Insulation – all other insulations are good to do.

3. The Low Income Group – This group will not be offered heating controls.


Will the Great British Insulation Scheme cover the full cost of the work carried out in Swansea?

The value of the grant is calculated using a number of factors.

The UK Government have stated that they expect the cheaper measures, such as Cavity Wall (will be free) and Loft Insulation to be fully funded. However, they expect the more expensive measures, such as external and internal wall insulation, to require a customer contribution.

How do I apply for a Great British Insulation Scheme grant in Swansea?

You can call us on one of the telephone numbers below, and speak to an expert advisor

0800 8 10 10 60

or

07960 799681

or

You can complete this enquiry form