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Warmer Homes Programme

Apply for free home energy efficiency upgrades for off-gas properties

Portsmouth City Council, in partnership with 23 other local authority partners, has secured funding through the Home Upgrade Grant 2 funding competition, administered by the Government’s Department for Energy, Security and Net-Zero (DESNZ), to offer funding to improve the energy efficiency of qualifying homes.

What is an off-gas property?

This scheme is only available to properties that don’t use gas as their main source of heating, such as with a gas boiler. Properties with a gas connection can still be eligible for the scheme as long as this isn’t used for the main source of heating, e.g. you have a gas cooker but your home uses storage heaters.

Your home will be eligible for this scheme if it is mainly heated by any of the below methods:

  • Electricity (e.g. storage heaters, electric boiler, panel heaters, etc…)
  • Oil
  • Coal
  • LPG
  • Solid fuel

Support for on gas properties

Is your property mainly heated through a gas mains connection such as a gas boiler? Click here for energy efficiency measures available to you.

What is on offer?

Up to £38,000 in funding is available for the installation of energy efficiency measures! The amount of funding available will depend on the property type, property energy efficiency and what measures are suitable for the property.

The home energy efficiency upgrades available are free for owner-occupiers. For privately rented properties, the landlord will need to contribute 1/3 of the total costs.

Click the tiles below to learn more about each upgrade that’s available.

Who is it available to?

The programme is open to owner-occupiers and privately rented properties if the landlord owns no more than 4 properties in their portfolio. If you meet the following eligibility criteria, then please apply now using the form at the bottom of this page! This programme is grant funded.


Owner-occupier properties must have an EPC rating of D, E, F or G and privately rented properties must have an EPC of D or E (Click here to find the EPC of your property)

AND the occupier must either

  • Have a total household annual income of £31,000 or less (before housing costs/bills)
  • Have a total household annual income of £20,000 or less AFTER housing costs (rent/mortgage & council tax).
  • Receive a means-tested benefit


  • Your home is within an LSOA (Lower Super Output Area) 1-3 postcode area (we will verify this for you once you have made your application)

Apply Today!

If you meet the criteria listed above, you can apply now by completing the form below, or call the Warmer Homes freephone on: 0800 038 5737.

Please note: all installations will be subject to a survey to determine suitability and technical feasibility. The specification/size of the upgrade installed will be at the discretion of the scheme administrators.

*Where a property is viable for an insulation measure, but this is refused by the applicant without good reason, Portsmouth City Council reserve the right to withdraw the application.

** Gross income includes any benefits received, before tax or bills. Household income includes the incomes of all occupiers in a home