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Free Home Improvements for Worcestershire Residents

We need your help! 

We are looking to get this information out to as many residents in Worcestershire as possible – through community centres and hubs, village halls and parish councils (any means possible) etc.

Helen Mehaffey

Project Manager HUG2

Economy and Infrastructure

Worcestershire County Council, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP

Tel:  01905 845398 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     


Free home improvements now available to residents in Worcestershire.

Worcestershire County Council has received Government funding as part of the drive to save energy and make homes warmer.  Warmer homes can also improve well-being and help with certain health conditions.

The Home Upgrade Grant scheme (HUGs) is designed to tackle colder homes that do not have mains gas central heating.  Homeowners and tenants in Worcestershire could benefit from a variety of measures to help reduce energy bills including: internal and external wall insulation, loft and cavity wall insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels, draught proofing and many more.

To qualify, households must not use mains gas to heat their home (but may have a supply for cooking, and have a gross annual income of less than £31,000 with a current Home Energy Performance certificate (EPC) rating of D to G.

Funding is also available for landlords in the charity and private rented sector.

Those who qualify for the scheme, will undergo a free technical survey to see which improvements would be most suitable and help improve energy efficiency the most.

Worcestershire County Council is working in partnership with local energy charity Act on Energy, along with Redditch Borough Council, Bromsgrove, Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils to deliver this programme. 

If you live in Worcester City or Wyre Forest District, visit your council’s website for information on the schemes operating in your area. 

If you think you might qualify or know of anyone that might benefit from this scheme it is easy to apply.  

For more information, including full eligibility, and to register your interest visit:     

Home Upgrade Grant Scheme (HUG2) | Worcestershire County Council  OR

 To speak to an energy advisor contact Act on Energy on their free advice line 0800 988 2881



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