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Currently this is only available to households that were previously in the District of Carlisle.

Homelife Carlisle provide free Hospital Discharge Grants to anyone who is in hospital, or has recently been discharged, and requires emergency repairs or measures to get them home.

For more information please visit our dedicated page for Hospital Discharge and Dementia Friendly Grants:

Go to Hospital Discharge page

Safe and Warm Grants

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UPDATE – November 2023 – Due to high demand we are placing new applications on a waiting list.  It is recommended that you seek alternative means of funding your required home improvement while on the waiting list as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to support you with grant funding It is recommended that you contact the Homelife team on 01228 817111 or [email protected] to discuss matters before you apply. Applications for support with heating are still encouraged as we may be able to provide support with another type of grant

Homelife Carlisle has fully funded home improvement grants to help you and your family stay safe and warm, promote independence in your home and to keep you healthy and well in your home.

Safe and Warm Grants of up to £10,000 per household can be awarded for home improvements including your heating, electrical upgrades, double-glazing, damp-proofing or to reduce risks and accidents. To qualify a member of your household should have a health condition or disability or be a carer or be over 60 years of age and have savings less than £23,500.Your household income should be less than £26,000 p.a for a 1 or 2 person household (larger households have a higher threshold).You do not have to be in receipt of a welfare benefit but if you do receive a benefit, including tax credits, then you may qualify.

Dementia Friendly Grants

We have non means-tested grants up to the value of £5,000 to help people with dementia or memory problems make changes to the home that would support them to live in their own home safely and for longer. Examples of measures may be:

  • Colour and contrast decorating
  • Carbon monoxide/ cold / heat alarms
  • Lighting
  • Safety flooring
  • Key-safes
  • Digital technology

This grant is currently only available to residents in the former district of Carlisle.

Go to Dementia Friendly Grants' page

Gas Safety Charity Grants

Grants up to £500 per household are available to prevent the risk of unsafe gas appliances. The following types of work may be carried out using the FILT Gas Safe Scheme funding:

  • Gas Safety Checks
  • Gas Boiler and Fire Servicing
  • Gas Boiler Repairs
  • Gas Cookers,
  • Gas Fires
  • Gas Pipework
  • Gas Water Heaters

This scheme is available to all Carlisle and district residents who own their own homes AND have a disability or have low household income.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply for any of the above grants, please complete the downloadable application form and return it with evidence of household income, savings and any health issues as required by post or by email: [email protected] or Tel: 01228 817111

***Currently all grants, except Sustainable Warmth Cumbria grants, are only available to households that were previously in the district of Carlisle***

ECO and ECO Flexible Eligibility Funding

Update May 2024: Cumberland Council have now published an ECO4 Flex Statement of Intent and expect to start taking referrals from contractors within the next couple of months.  Please follow the link for more information on this scheme:



***UPDATE - This scheme is now closed to new applications.  The HUG2 scheme will be starting soon and led by Westmorland and Furness Council. Further information is available on their website here .***

We can help eligible households to access a government grant to install energy efficient products into homes across Cumbria regardless of which local authority area you may live in. This scheme is supported by all 6 District and Borough Councils in Cumbria. These improvements will make homes warmer and more comfortable whilst helping to lower energy bills and carbon emissions. The Sustainable Warmth Cumbria scheme encompasses the Green Home Grant Local Authority Delivery Programme Phase 3 (LAD3) and Home Upgrade Grants (HUG1).

The funding aims to boost the local economy to retrofit a minimum of 1,310 owner occupied and privately tenanted homes with energy efficiency installations and low carbon heating. Projects that upgrade homes with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G will be prioritised. Upgrades to properties with an EPC rating of D will be limited.

If you are interested in learning more, please get in contact with us at [email protected]. Eligible owner-occupied households can receive grant funding between £10,000 to £25,000 depending on your property and your heating type. Owner occupiers do not need to contribute any money themselves. Landlords of privately rented homes may also be eligible for funding up to £5,000 subject to a contribution of a third of the cost of the measures.

Please email [email protected] or complete the Sustainable Warmth Application Form.

Electricity Priority Services Register

Electricity North West owns, operates and maintains the North West’s electricity network. Occasionally planned and unplanned power cuts do happen and for many customers, being without power can cause extra difficulties that might affect their daily needs. By signing up to our Priority Services Register we can provide extra support to ensure you’re safe and comfortable until the power is back on. 

This is a FREE service and some of the benefits include 

  • Receive proactive updates on power cuts in your area.
  • Nominate a friend or family member to be contacted in the event of a power cut in your area.
  • We can provide practical items such as warm blankets or a torch to help prepare for a power cut.
  • Text message weather alerts. 

We also offer free energy saving advice to help reduce bills, keep your home warmer and minimise the impact on the environment to our Priority Services Registered customers.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply for any of the grants, please complete the downloadable application form and return it with evidence of household income, savings and any health issues as required by post or by email:  [email protected] or Tel: 01228 817111

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