|Double glazing schemes||Window upgrade available||Area covered||Dates||Eligibility|
|ECO4 scheme||Dependent on inspection||England, Scotland, Wales||1 April 2022 - 31 March 2026||Receiving income-related benefits|
|Affordable Warmth Scheme||Draught-proofing windows and doors, replacing single glazed windows||Northern Ireland||September 2014, ongoing||Earning under £23,000 per annum|
|Home Upgrade Scheme (HUG2)||New windows, doors and draught-proofing||UK||April 2023 - March 2025||Low income households,off-grid, low energy efficiency rated property|
|Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan||Upgrading single glazing only when recommended (grant only), draught proofing available on loan||Scotland||May 2017, ongoing||All homeowners in Scotland|
|Great British Insulation Scheme (previously known as ECO+)||Currently only insulation measures||England, Scotland and Wales||April 2023 - March 2026||Vulnerable households, properties with low energy performance ratings|
|Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest Scheme||Energy efficient home improvements (currently excludes double glazing)||Wales||2011 - ongoing||Receiving income-related benefits, properties with low energy performance ratings|
|Warmer Homes Scotland||Energy efficient home upgrades, including insulation, new boilers (currently excludes double glazing)||Scotland||2015 - ongoing||Vulnerable people who’ve lived in their property for over six months|
What is the difference between a windows grant, a scheme and a loan?
The schemes available are generally different to traditional grants for windows. Schemes, such as ECO4, place an obligation on energy suppliers to promote energy-efficiency measures. A grant is something that you will not have to pay back, while, if you receive a loan, this money is borrowed and you will be expected to pay it back over an agreed timeframe.
Double glazing expert insight
Our experts spoke to Ashley Tong, the Sales and Marketing Director at Britelite Windows, and he explained that the take up for the ECO4 grant is very low, as many people aren’t aware that they can get government help for energy efficient home improvements.
He went on to say that many energy suppliers will consider other measures, such as insulation or a new boiler, before considering double glazing.
According to Ofgem, while installations of either single glazing to double, or improved double glazing can be funded under ECO4, it is up to the energy company to determine which retrofit projects they choose to fund.
|Double glazing financial assistance schemes||Running time||Regions covered|
|Green Deal Loan||Ongoing||England, Scotland, Wales|
|Barclays Greener Home Reward||Until 31 Jan 2024||England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland|
|Home Energy Scotland Loan||Ongoing||Scotland|