Green Homes Grant - Local Authority Delivery Scheme

This scheme is now closed for new applications, however a new phase is due to start in the summer.
If you’re interested in any of the measures listed below, please contact us and ask to be added to our waiting list. We’ll be in touch once the new scheme is due to start.

The Green Homes Grant is a government backed scheme delivered by local authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible households for free. This helps residents by improving the warmth and comfort of their homes, whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the Borough.

As part of a consortium including North Yorks County Council, Ryedale District Council, Hambleton District Council and Richmondshire Borough Council, Scarborough Borough Council has been successful in attracting £2.4 million of government funding for our Green Homes Grant scheme across the region. The scheme is being delivered by our partner, E.ON. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to take part in the scheme.

What Home Improvements can I get with the Green Homes Grant? 

Under the scheme you can get heating controls to help you control the temperature of your home, insulation for walls and lofts to keep the heat in and heating measures which use less carbon, like solar panels and air source heat pumps.

Below is a full of measures available through the home improvement grant.

Ways to help you keep the heat in

  • External wall insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Under floor insulation
  • Non-UPVC door upgrades
  • Single glazed window replacement

Ways to heat your home more efficiently

  • Air source heat pump
  • Solar PV
  • Smart heating controls

Am I eligible?

Your household’s gross annual income must be under £30,000 or someone in your home receives a means-tested benefit such as Universal Credit, Income Support, and more.

Your home must have an Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of either D, E, F, or G. If you don’t have an EPC certificate confirming your home's rating, E.ON can arrange one for you

You must be an owner occupier or a private tenant  (private landlords will need to pay a contribution towards the cost)

How to apply?

E.ON handles all enquiries.

Call the Green Homes Grant team at E.ON on 0333 202 4820 (Offices are open Monday to Friday between 9am – 5:30pm) or

Apply online > 

They will then contact you via phone and check that you qualify before scheduling a home survey.

Home survey

An E.ON contractor will visit you to determine what improvements are suitable for your home.


Your home will receive the required works from a Trustmark registered contractor to improve its energy efficiency rating.


E.ON will continue to provide you with ongoing support. The scheme also includes warranties and guarantees with applicable terms and conditions in accordance with the measures installed per job.