Insulation & Heating Grants – Do You Qualify?

The grants cover 80- 90% of the cost of insulation and up to 80% of the cost of heating (with a cap of $3000 on heating). The programme is available for eligible households on the mainland, although EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) has said it will consider a proposal to assist eligible homes on Aotea with grants, if there is enough interest on the island. The criteria are strict, but we are keen to know how many homes might meet it.

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Do the following requirements apply to you?

  • Your house was built before 2008 AND
  • You are the owner-occupier of the home (the programme does not cover rental properties or houses that are not lived in by their owner on a permanent basis) AND
  • You have a Community Services Card or your home is located in a low income area defined by Warmer Kiwi Homes criteria at


  • Your home must be insulated to Warmer Kiwi Homes standards to be eligible for a heating grant
  • Homes with an existing fixed heater in a living area do not qualify for a heating grant

If you think your home qualifies, please send Kathy an email –