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Action Surrey Grant giving for home upgrades (HUGS2)

Great news, the income threshold for grants has risen…

…from £31,000 to £36,000 from 2 April 2024.

This means that some a lot more people are within the threshold for a whole host of grants.

Here are some of the Grants available:


Two new measures now come under the Home Upgrade Grant. UPVC Double Glazed Windows and new UPVC Doors. There are government guidelines to the funding so please ask for more details. wither via our website or by emailing

We will still continue to offer the same measures of:

  • Loft Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Underfloor Insulation
  • Park Home Insulation
  • Solar PV
  • Solar Thermal
  • Smart Heating Controls
  • Air Source Heat Pumps

Eligibility for a HUG2 grant includes your property being:

  • OFF-GAS (your property not being heated by mains gas)
  • having an EPC of D or below
  • having a gross annual household income of below £36,000 or being in receipt of a means tested benefit.

If your property receives above £36,000 annually, please contact us or phone 0800783 2503 (Mon – Fri 9am -5pm), a there are certain payments that we can deduct to get your income under a new eligibility threshold.

Some postcodes are automatically eligible for the Home Upgrade Grant check here

Projects in your local area

Is there an opportunity in your local area that you think Action Surrey can help support with? We are looking for resident lead opportunities to deliver community based Energy Saving and Carbon Saving incentives. This could involve anything from planting trees and rewilding to training on Low Carbon heating.

Contact us with your thoughts via our email.

Free Home Energy Surveys

The Local Energy Advice Demonstrator project (LEAD) are offering free in-person energy advice, including a thermal imaging survey, supplying remedial works for quick wins such as draught proofing, and producing a report to help the householder lower their energy use and bills. The householder will then be signposted to any grants they might be eligible for, or referred to a Retrofit Assessor via the One Stop Shop.

The One Stop Shop is an online tool to help create a high-level retrofit plan for the property, offering details for Retrofit Assessors and trusted installers to guide the resident through the process once they are ready to have measures installed.

Circular Dorking is part of this project and we have a team of surveyors within Mole Valley.

Read more and register your interest


The Great British Insulation (GBIS) is a single measure referral scheme offers partially or fully funded Loft or Cavity Wall Insulation, or partially funded External Wall Insulation. Residents are expected to pay a contribution depending on the type of measure they have installed. 

Eligibility for this referral include:

  • having an owner/occupier status of your home
  • an EPC of D or below and Council Tax Band A-D

To find out more please contact us.

ECO4 Flex – register for this new funding stream

Over the next few months we are aiming to start funding energy efficiency improvements under the ECO4flex grant. This grant will be aimed at low income households with an EPC of D or below. If you would like to be added to the waitlist to hear more information about this grant, please email with your contact details.

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