Funding for heaters and insulation

EECA is offering Warmer Kiwi Homes grants for heaters and home insulation - to make homes warmer, drier and healthier.

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a four-year Government programme offering grants covering two-thirds of the cost of an efficient wood burner, pellet burner or heat pump (capped at $2,500), as well as ceiling and underfloor insulation. 

Latest updates

The Warmer Kiwi Homes programme is currently on hold in response to the risk of Covid-19. For the latest updates on the programme, and to express an interest in a grant, click here.

Find out if you are eligible

To be eligible for a grant you need to own the home you live in, and:
  • your home must have been built before 2008 AND
  • have a Community Services Card OR
  • live in an area identified as lower-income.
To be eligible for a grant for a heater you will need to meet the criteria above, and:
  • you must not have an existing fixed heater in the main living area - e.g. a heat pump, wood or pellet burner, flued gas heater or central heating system.

As insulation is the most important feature for a warm and healthy home, you will need to have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed to EECA standard before you will be eligible for a grant for a heater. If you don’t have adequate insulation, grants are available.

If your home has been insulated through a Government insulation programme, that will be confirmed by us when you apply for a heater grant. Otherwise an EECA insulation provider will do a quick check.

Be aware that funding is limited, and projects may not cover all regions or all areas within a region. Wood and pellet burners are not available in all areas. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Express your interest

While the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme is on hold, we will be taking expressions of interest for insulation and heater grants and will notify you when the programme is back up and running.

 Click here to express your interest in a grant

Contact us

For any questions about Warmer Kiwi Homes or your eligibility, please contact us on 0800 358 676.

Click here for frequently asked questions about Warmer Kiwi Homes