Affordable Warmth (AW)

Support may be available to owner-occupiers, private tenants and in some cases social housing tenants

Owner occupiers and private tenants

AW eligibility July 2017



A range of measures may be available for those eligible for help:

  • Loft insulation
  • Room in roof insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Solid wall insulation
  • Heating controls
  • First time central heating (any fuel type)
  • Gas boiler repairs or replacements (limited access)
  • Non-gas boiler repairs or replacements, such as oil or LPG
  • Electric storage heaters replacements (limited access)
  • Renewable heating
  • District heating

The availability of measures and funding varies during the scheme so please give us a call for up to date information.


Social housing

Only the most inefficient houses (with an E, F and G rated EPC) may be to take advantage of insulation measures and first-time central heating (including district heating and renewable heating).


Affordable Warmth flexibility

The government has recognised that some of those most in need aren’t receiving the Affordable Warmth benefits so are missing out, particularly those who have long term health conditions and other vulnerabilities. In response the government has allowed energy companies to adopt a ‘flexible’ approach in delivering 10% of their Affordable Warmth commitments. This approach will be delivered with support from participating local councils.

Local councils can identify and put forward households they consider to on a low income and vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home or low income with high energy costs but not receiving the AW benefits.

Please contact your council to find out if they are participating.