Green Homes Grant - Local Authority Delivery Scheme

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 is the Green Homes Grant - Local Authority Delivery Scheme?

If eligible, the scheme provides free energy efficient measures, such as:

  • External wall insulation
  • Air source heat pumps (low carbon heating)
  • Solar panels
  • Door improvements
  • Smart heating controls
  • Cavity insulation
  • Loft insulation

Am I eligible?

Your household’s gross annual income must be under £30,000

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.