We’ve have some tough winters in England, and some of the housing can be a bit drafty. This not only makes it uncomfortable for you, but also means that your bills can be high. Luckily, there are government grants to the rescue. There are a number of programmes that provide financial assistance to you to upgrade the energy efficiency where you live. Some are for homeowners, some for land owners, and other programmes even allow tenants to apply for the funding.

The funding varies according to where you live, so you want to make sure that you check for national, regional, and city programmes. There may even be grant funding available from your own power company.

The upgrades may include insulation, weatherproofing, door and window sealing, and subsidies to help you pay for new windows, doors, heating and air conditioning equipment, and more.

Often, the programmes have a certain amount allocated, and they disburse the home improvement grants to qualified recipients until the funds are gone for the current funding cycle. That means that it pays to keep alert for these government grants for housing and apply early, or you may have to wait for the next funding cycle.