Could YOUR home use a HUG2?

13 May 2024
Air source heat pumps (large units)

The Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) funds energy efficiency upgrades for Folkestone homes that are not connected to the gas network, Folkestone & Hythe District has a high number of eligible homes / households.

Eligible households can apply for home improvements including free insulation, low carbon heating and clean heating systems. This will help to tackle fuel poverty and progress towards the Government’s 2050 Net Zero commitment.


  • The home isn’t heated by mains gas (it could have a mains gas supply)
  • Has a combined income is less than £36,000 (the current figure is being reviewed and could be increased) or receives means-tested benefits such as Universal Credit or is in a target area as identified by the government.
  • The home is hard to heat, based on a home Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). 

Sociab  Social Enterprise Kent (SEK) have been commissioned to raise awareness of the current funding and engage those eligible to undertake the assessment and start the processes.  SEK are working with Folkestone and Hythe District Council and EoN who are managing the scheme, and local installers will help customers through the application process.

The installer will identify which improvements are best for eligible homes and arrange any necessary surveys and installations. Details are below.

Larry Ngan and Lib Dem Campaigners on The Leas, Folkestone

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