Funding for insulation

EECA's Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme offers grants for insulation retrofits to make homes warmer, drier and healthier.

Insulation grants for home owners and landlords

Grants of 50% of the cost of insulation are now available for low-income home owners and landlords with low-income tenants.

These Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes grants are limited and will finish by the end of June 2018.

Are you eligible for a grant?

You may qualify for a grant if:
  • the house was built before the year 2000, and
  • you own the home and have a Community Services Card, or
  • your named tenant has a Community Services Card.
Grants are also available for low-income households and tenants with high health needs if:
  • your income is just above Community Services Card level and you have high health needs related to cold, damp housing, or
  • you are referred by the Ministry of Health's Healthy Homes programme.

Properties owned by a Government agency do not qualify for the programme.

How to apply

Contact a service provider to confirm if you are eligible.

Be aware that funding is limited, and projects may not cover all regions, or all areas within a region. Please check with the listed service providers to find out if they are operating in your area.

Not sure how to pay off the rest of the cost of insulation? Your council may let you add the cost to your rates and pay it off for about $10 a week over a number of years - talk to a service provider.

Insulation service providers

Northland

Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau

0800 738 763

kitty@healthyhomesnorth.co.nz or laura@healthyhomesnorth.co.nz

Healthy Homes North website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Auckland

Green Star Energy Solutions

0800 789 276

admin@greenstarenergy.co.nz

GreenStar Energy Solutions website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Waikato

Green Star Energy Solutions

0800 789 276

admin@greenstarenergy.co.nz

GreenStar Energy Solutions website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Bay of Plenty

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

WISE Better Homes: Healthy Homes Rotorua (Rotorua only)

0508 238 837

enquiries@betterhomes.co.nz

Taranaki

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

WISE Better Homes: Healthy Homes Taranaki

0508 238 837

enquiries@betterhomes.co.nz

Taupo and Turangi

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

WISE Better Homes: Healthy Homes

0508 238 837

enquiries@betterhomes.co.nz

Hawke's Bay

Abode Heating and Insulation

06 870 4271 or 027 241 8590

info@abodehb.co.nz

Abode Heating and Insulation website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Whanganui / Rangitikei

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

palmy@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Manawatu, Horowhenua, and Tararua

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

palmy@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Wairarapa

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

masterton@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Wellington

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

wellington@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Sustainability Trust

0508 78 78 24

customerservice@sustaintrust.org.nz

Sustainability Trust website

Special offers available now

Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman

Absolute Energy Ltd

0800 423 454 extn: 2 (please ask for Petra)

reception@absoluteenergy.co.nz

Absolute Energy website

Canterbury

Community Energy Action

0800 GET WARM (0800 438 9276)

info@cea.co.nz 

Community Energy Action website

Energy Smart

0800 777 111

christchurch@energysmart.co.nz or timaru@energysmart.co.nz

Energy Smart website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

West Coast

Community Energy Action

0800 GET WARM (0800 438 9276)

info@cea.co.nz

Community Energy Action website

Otago

Absolute Energy Ltd - Otago Project

0800 423 454 extn: 2 (please ask for Petra)

reception@absoluteenergy.co.nz

Absolute Energy website

Smart Energy Solutions

0800 888 766

info@smartenergysolutions.co.nz

Smart Energy Solutions website

Southland

Southland Warm Homes Trust

0800 WARM SOUTH (0800 927 676)

synergy@awarua.org.nz 

Awarua Synergy website

Other payment options for insulation

If you don't qualify for a Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes project, there may be payment options with local councils and banks to help you with the cost. This includes adding the cost to your rates or as a mortgage top up.