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Housing Executive grant aid scheme to insulate homes is hit by Covid and Brexit

Thousands of low income families missing out due to pandemic and supply issues just as energy prices are spiralling

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Grants are issued under the scheme to improve energy efficiency in homes, such as loft insulations. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Grants are issued under the scheme to improve energy efficiency in homes, such as loft insulations. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Getty Images/iStockphoto

Grants are issued under the scheme to improve energy efficiency in homes, such as loft insulations. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

As thousands on low income struggle with surging winter fuel costs, the Housing Executive has admitted “difficulties” with its Affordable Warmth Scheme.

It has cited lockdown restrictions, delays at UK ports and the global supply chain crisis as why potentially thousands of households have missed out over the last two years.


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