Funding for insulation

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EECA is offering Warmer Kiwi Homes grants for ceiling and underfloor insulation to make homes warmer, drier and healthier.

Warmer Kiwi Homes

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a new four-year Government programme offering grants covering two-thirds of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation. Additional contributions from community organisations will make the cost to homeowners as low as possible in many areas.

Grants covering two thirds of the cost of heating appliances will be available from July 2019 (these grants will be capped). Please note, Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes grants for landlords came to their scheduled end on 30 June 2018.

Am I eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant?

To be eligible for a grant you will need to:
  • be the homeowner (owner-occupier) of a home built before 2008 AND
  • have a Community Services Card or SuperGold combo card, OR
  • own and be living in a home in an area identified as lower-income OR
  • be referred by the Healthy Homes Initiative.

 Click here for frequently asked questions about Warmer Kiwi Homes

How to apply for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant

Use our tool to find out if you are eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant, and to send an enquiry to an insulation service provider in your region. A Warmer Kiwi Homes service provider will need to visit your home to assess whether it is suitable for insulation.

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.

Demand for the programme is very high - please contact service providers in your region, but be aware some providers are booked well in advance.

There may be other payment options to help you pay off the rest of the cost - talk to a service provider to find out more.

Find out if you are eligible

Use our quick assessment tool to find out if you are eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

 Warmer Kiwi Homes tool

Contact us

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

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