Cornwall Council

Published: 23 August 2022

Is your home difficult to heat?
Do you want to make the move to low carbon heat?

We are Community Energy Plus. We're Cornwall's energy advice charity and we're working with Cornwall Council and OVO to identify suitable properties and work with residents to get the best outcomes achievable from this opportunity.

Cornwall Council has recently launched a new energy efficiency project using monies secured as part of the Sustainable Warmth programme.

This scheme is allowing householders in Cornwall to access Home Upgrade Grants (HUGs) which will be used to significantly upgrade the energy performance of up to 400 properties.

The HUGs support is only available for properties that are not connected to mains gas.

Privately owned properties can receive up to £25,000 of fully funded support. For properties that are private tenancies, the landlord will have to contribute to the cost of improvements (more details on application).

Measures available under this scheme include:
  • External Wall insulation
  • Underfloor insulation
  • Draughtproofing
  • Cavity Wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • High Retention Storage Heaters
  • Solar PV
  • Double Glazing
Could you be eligible for HUGs?
  • Are you a homeowner/landlord or private tenant?
  • Do you think your home's Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • is Band E or worse? (We can check this aspect if you're not sure.)
  • Is your annual household income less than £30,000?
The primary goal is to adequately insulate your property by a combination of measures, so solar PV will only be used as a boost to the EPC scoring after other measures have been installed.

We need to assess properties as quickly as possible, so if you are interested to find out more, including whether you and your home qualify for HUGs, please get in touch with us:

Freephone 0800 954 1956

Registered charity number 1068990

Sustainable Warmth Leaflet
Sustainable Warmth Fund Flyer