Free Energy Home Improvements

Free Energy Home Improvements now available to residents in Worcestershire – For more information, email 

Help us spread the word about free home improvements in Worcestershire.

The Home Upgrade Grant scheme (HUGs) is designed to tackle colder homes that do not have mains gas central heating. Homeowners and tenants in Worcestershire could benefit from a variety of measures to help reduce energy bills including: internal and external wall insulation, loft and cavity wall insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels, draught proofing and many more.

Worcestershire County Council is working in partnership with Redditch Borough and Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils and Act on Energy to deliver this programme.

Worcester City Council and Wyre Forest District Council are administering their own HUG2 scheme and information can be found on their websites.

To qualify, households must not use mains gas to heat their home, have a gross annual income of less than £31,000 with a current Home Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D to G.

Funding is also available for landlords in the charity and private rented sector.

Those who qualify for the scheme will undergo a free technical survey to determine the most suitable energy efficiency measures.

For more information, including full eligibility, and to register your interest visit:  OR  contact your local energy charity Act on Energy on their free advice line 0800 988 2881

All projects must be completed by March 2025.

What we can do:

  • Provide leaflets and/or posters for community centres, village halls, churches and organisations in your area.
  • Act on Energy, your local area energy charity, can attend relevant events that are happening in your area and provide face to face energy advice to residents including available funding and schemes.

For more information, email 

We have also attached a poster and information leaflet.


Total Attachments: 2

Download: HUG A4 digital version (2 MB)
Download: HUG Flyer A5 digital version (2 MB)