Current Government Grants
Finance & Grants for Windows, Doors & Conservatories
There are some schemes offering grants or loans that you might be eligible to receive.
Unless you’re a pensioner, have a disability or receive certain benefits, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be eligible for any of the below schemes but you could still apply for a home improvement grant through your local authority.
Home Repair Assistance Grant
Under the Home Repair Assistance Grant you could be entitled to a £5,000 grant spread over the course of 3 years. To be eligible, you must meet one of the following criteria:
60 years of age or older;
18 or older and be in receipt of Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit or Working Tax Credit;
18 or older and have a disability or receive the Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or the Long Term Incapacity Benefit.
Care & Repair
The Care & Repair scheme is there for people aged 60 or older living in a property with broken or damaged windows that are having an impact on the home’s warmth.
Housing Aid for Older People Scheme
This scheme is for anyone over 66 years of age, considered to have poor living conditions such as having broken or damaged windows that make it difficult to live in the property. A ‘means test’ will have to be carried out on the property to find out if you meet the eligibility requirements.
If you’re eligible for the scheme, then you could receive a payment of up to £8,000 that can go towards new double-glazing windows.
IncomeMaximum Payment Available
Less than £30,000£8,000
£30,000 – £35,000£6,800
£35,000 – £40,000£6,000
£40,000 – £50,000£4,000
£50,000 – £60,000£2,400
More than £60,000Not available
Grants for Home Improvements
Grants for Home Improvements
Local authorities are able to provide support for a variety of home improvement cases. Grants or loans are available to help with improving or repairing your home, which could incorporate double glazing should there be an issue with your current windows.
Each local authority will has their own application process and eligibility requirements so it’s important to contact them directly for more information.
What is double glazing?
With so much interest in double glazing grants, it’s worth knowing exactly what they are and how they work. Double glazing simply means that instead of a single pane of glass, the window has two. These panes have a gas in between them, commonly argon, so they aren’t touching. While this might sound fairly straightforward, the two panes of glass and gaseous are between them makes double glazing windows a much more
What are the Benefits of Double Glazing?
Replacing your single glazed windows with double glazing has almost countless benefits to your home:
Extra layer of insulation
Less heat escapes the home
Lower energy bills
Keep home cool during the summer
Less chance of mould and damp
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