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Sustainable Warmth Funding

The Sustainable Warmth Funding (SWF) scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low-income and low-energy performance homes (those with energy performance certificate (EPC) ratings of E, F, or G), helping reduce fuel poverty, phasing out high-carbon fossil fuel heating, and delivering progress towards the UK's commitment to net zero by 2050.

Funding is available to deliver a range of retrofit measures for eligible owner-occupied and privately rented properties. It is envisaged that for owner-occupied properties the improvements will be fully funded; private rented properties will need a contribution from the landlord of at least a third of the total cost capped at £5,000 per rented property. Private rented tenants should discuss this opportunity with your landlord before applying.

Properties in the St Helens Borough Council area with a low energy efficiency rating (E, F and G) may be able to benefit from the scheme. Some of the improvements potentially available include:

  • Solid wall, cavity wall or loft insulation
  • Low-carbon heating
  • Solar panels
  • Low-energy lighting
  • Heating control upgrades

To be eligible for the funding you must:


  • The Energy Performance rating of your home should be Band E, F or G. If the property doesn't have an Energy Performance Certificate an assessment will be carried out. Check if your property has an Energy Performance Certificate.

If you think you may qualify for the scheme and are interested in improving the energy efficiency of your home, please complete the questionnaire.

We will then be in touch by the end of June 2022 to complete an application and collect evidence of eligibility. Following an approved application, we will arrange for you to be provided with expert advice and an in-depth survey to help you get the most suitable works for you and your home.

Funding is limited and will be allocated at the discretion of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the lead authority for the scheme.

Contact Chris Birkett, Affordable Warmth Project Officer for more details: