Grants and assistance for homeowners

Essential repairs grant

Essential repairs grants (ERG) are available for homeowners on low incomes or benefits.

ERGs can be used to deal with jobs which are too big for our small repairs service, but still need to be dealt with quickly, such as:

  • Replacing a defective door or window
  • Roof repairs
  • Minor electrical works

You may be eligible for an Essential Repairs Grant if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You have owned your home for at least 3 years; and
  2. You are eligible for a means-tested benefit, and/or a tax credit with a household income below a set level; and
  3. You are over 60 years of age, or in receipt of Child Benefit for a child living with you.

To make an Essential Repairs Grant enquiry, email or call 01295 227004.