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Energy Grants and Schemes

The UK government have a NET-ZERO emissions target that they must reach by 2050. They are aiming to be half way to NET-ZERO by 2030 - However, the UK is no where near reaching this target! 

As a result, the government are releasing many different grants and schemes to help improve the energy efficiency of homes, and encourage more people to switch to renewable energy

As you're on our website, you must be trying to do your bit to help! 

Below are a list schemes and grants you can access for your home. Our team will help you understand each grant and scheme, and provide guidance on which one will be most suited to your home and circumstances. We'll also connect you with a certified installer to complete the installation - All installers must be certified for you to be able to access government funding. 

We can help you access an energy grant for your home today!*

*subject to eligibility

Don't worry our support is completely free! Just press the "Apply Now" button and complete the short form.

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HUG2 (Home Upgrade Grant)

The HUG2 (Home Upgrade Grant) is the second phase of funding by the government to improve properties currently not on the gas grid. 

The grants are delivered by local authorities in qualifying postcodes and to properties which meet the funding criteria on terms on income and EPC rating. We are currently working with local authorities in Devon & Cornwall offering this scheme to applicable customers. 

Measures can include home insulation and air source heat pumps, but all energy efficiency measure upgrades will be tailored to individual homes so that the most appropriate measures are installed. 

Contact us using our contact form to find out more!


ECO4 (Energy Company Obligation) scheme is now on it's fourth round of funding. The funding is provided by large energy suppliers within the UK that meet the criteria to offer this scheme along side intermediary companies and installers. 

The scheme is aimed at improving properties that have an EPC rating of D or less by installing multiple energy efficiency measures. These include insulation to heating measures and even solar panels! 

There are several ways you can qualify for the ECO4 funding, please see the link below for further information. 

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SHDF 2.1

The SHDF (Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund) aims to upgrade the social housing stock which currently have an EPC rating below C. The government scheme has allocated £800 million of funding for the 2.1 wave for these improvements. 

We are currently working with funders within Cornwall to improve the energy efficiency of hundreds of socials homes; reducing carbon emissions and tackling fuel poverty.  

BUS (Boiler Upgrade Scheme)

The BUS (Boiler Upgrade Scheme) is a grant scheme for low carbon heating which contributes to the installation of a new heat pump system in the form of a voucher. The vouchers available are: 

£7,500 - Air Source Heat Pump

£10,000 - Ground Source Heat Pump 

The system must be fitted by a MCS certified and BUS approved installer. We have trusted installers in various areas applicable to install the systems. 

For more information on qualifying and the process, please select the button below. 

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Solar Export Guarantee (SEG) Tariff

If you have a Solar PV system on your property, you can sell your surplus solar electricity back to the national grid. 

Energy companies with more than 150,000 customers are obliged to offer an export tariff to small-scale electrical generators, for each unit of electricity they sell to the grid, as measured by their smart meter. 


Check out our Top 15 Export Tariff list!


Solar Export Tariff


The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) means that the big six energy companies are obligated to pay for energy efficient improvements to UK homes.


Energy efficient measures include; 

  • Loft insulation 

  • Cavity wall insulation 

  • Solid wall insulation 

  • Boiler replacement/repair

  • First time central heating

  • High heat retention storage heaters

  • Solar Panels

  • & more

6,500,000 homes are eligible for the ECO3 Grant

Due to the scale of the grant, energy companies give the funding to intermediaries who then distribute the funding out, after reviewing the households application. All of the paperwork and payments are handled by the intermediary and the installer, meaning you don't have to do anything.

Dartmoor Energy work with a various intermediaries, meaning we can help you access funding for your home through the ECO 3 grant. 

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Renewable Heat Incentive (ENDED MARCH 2022)

The renewable heat incentive (RHI) is a government incentive to encourage UK homeowners to use renewable heating systems. This supports the UK's target to reach NET-ZERO carbon emissions by 2050.  

When you have a renewable heating system installed to your home, the RHI scheme will pay you back between 7p and 21p per KWh generated, depending on the heating system installed. Payments are made quarterly over 7 years. 


Total repayments can be anywhere between £1,000 to £35,000!

Our team will walk you through the whole process and help you with your RHI application once the measure has been installed.

This incentive is the most cost effective way to install a heat pump to your home! 

Green Homes Grant (ENDED)

The green homes grant is a government initiative to make UK homes more energy efficient.​

UK homeowners can receive either a £5000 or £10,000 grant, depending on the energy measure being installed.​

The grant will cover either 66% or 100% of the installation costs, depending on the homeowners financial circumstance.

Energy efficient measures include;

  • Air source heat pumps

  • Ground source heat pumps

  • Insulation

  • Double glazing

  • &more

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