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Owing to unprecedented demand this scheme is now fully subscribed. Additional funding to extend the project is now being sought. Please do make an application via the application form below if you are interested in the offer. Your application will be added to a waitlist and you will be contacted should the application for additional funding be successful.


Switched On Portsmouth received £9.4 million from the Local Authority Delivery Scheme. This is a pot of funding introduced by the UK Government with the aim of raising the energy efficiency of low-income and low EPC rated homes.

Funding can be used to get for the following measures for free;

Am I eligible?

This funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis to households with:

  • A combined annual gross income below £30,000
  • An EPC rating of D, E, F or G

You can find out more about EPCs here

How much can I receive?

Homeowners, private tenants and landlords can access varied amounts

  • Homeowners – up to £10,000
  • Private tenants – your landlord will need to make a contribution. Up to £5,000 available
  • Landlords – 2/3rds with a max grant of £5,000

Portsmouth City Council secured £9.4 million on behalf of a consortium of 18 other partner councils, and act as the grant recipient.

The grant funding is also available in:

  • Adur and Worthing Councils
  • Arun District Council
  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
  • Croydon Borough Council
  • Chichester District Council
  • Crawley Borough Council
  • Ealing Council
  • Eastleigh Borough Council
  • East Hampshire District Council
  • Gosport Borough Council
  • Havant Borough Council
  • Horsham District Council
  • Mid-Sussex District Council
  • Peterborough Council
  • Rutland County Council
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Winchester City Council
  • West Sussex County Council