Green homes

The Hackney Green Homes programme was launched in February 2020 as a response to increasing carbon emissions and raising the Climate Emergency in the borough.

Despite the Covid-19 global pandemic the Hackney Green Homes Programme attracted a lot of interest with over 300 applications received.

Hackney Council continues to support carbon reduction by funding the insulation measures and low carbon heat replacement.

We’re supporting the local economy recovery by building greener Hackney with continuous investment in thermal- efficiency measures and supporting the private sector housing in meeting the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard.

Phase 2 In 2021/22 the Hackney Green Homes programme aims to increase an energy efficiency standard in private sector housing by providing the funding to raise household energy performance level to Band C, following the recommendation from the Climate Change Committee in their roadmap to national zero-net carbon target.


The Hackney Green Homes programme offers the following benefits:

  • grants up to £5,000 for all privately owned (EPC below D) or rented households, and up to £10,000 for low income households (LAD or ECO GLA SOI eligibility for low income)
  • lower energy bills and CO2 emissions
  • warmer homes and reduction of fuel poverty improved health for people who are vulnerable to cold and damp homes
  • providing work for local SMEs
  • assistance with meeting climate emergency commitments
  • trial 10 homes to bring to band EPC B

Why is insulation important?

If your home’s not insulated, you’re losing around 35 percent of its heat through the walls and around 25 per cent through the roof. By installing insulation, you can help to make your house warmer, lower your energy bills and reduce damp and mould, helping to improve health and wellbeing and tackle fuel poverty.

Am I eligible?

The Green Homes programme is aimed at people who own or rent their home privately. However, we will need to carry out a home survey, so we can determine whether it’s possible to install insulation in your home and the programme is subject to terms and conditions.

Grants for renewable heating upgrades will be subject to means-tested eligibility criteria.

You’re not eligible for the Green Homes programme if you live in a Council home or rent your home from a registered social landlord. This is because the Council has a separate programme for improving the thermal efficiency of council homes.


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Find out more

Call 0800 281 768 or 020 7527 6795, or email to find out if you’re eligible.

Page updated on: 25 October 2021