About the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) 2

Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) 2 is a scheme provided by the Department for Energy, Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and being delivered through The Greater South East Net Zero Hub.

The scheme's aim is to fund energy saving upgrades for residents with off-grid gas heating systems who could be impacted by the high cost of energy bills. 

The scheme could help you to:

  • use less energy
  • reduce your carbon footprint
  • spend less on your energy bills. 

Under the scheme, you could be offered energy saving improvements including:

  • insulation and ventilation upgrades
  • a low carbon heating system such as an air source heat pump
  • heating controls so you only use the heat you need
  • an energy efficient hot water solution
  • solar panels to generate electricity 
  • energy efficient lighting which is cheaper to run.