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Home Upgrade Hub

The Government-backed service helping Local Authorities provide energy efficiency and clean heating upgrades to low income households in England.

The Home Upgrade Hub is a support service helping Local Authorities to secure funding from the government’s Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 (HUG 2) scheme. 

HUG 2 funds energy efficiency upgrades and clean heating systems in low-income households. The scheme targets the worst quality (EPC band D-G), off-gas grid homes in England, to tackle fuel poverty and progress towards the UK’s 2050 Net Zero commitment.


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Supporting Local Authorities across England

The Home Upgrade Hub support service is funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and is being delivered by Turner & Townsend.

HUG 2 is the second phase of the Home Upgrade Grant which is allocating up to £700m from early 2023 to 2025.  It builds on the success of the scheme’s first phase (HUG 1) which has already allocated £218m to 42 projects covering over 200 local authority areas.

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Find out how we can support you

We want to help as many Local Authorities (LAs), Combined Authorities and Net Zero Hubs in England as we can to deliver successful HUG 2 projects.

If you’ve submitted a HUG 2 application, you can find out what type of support will be available to your organisation through the Home Upgrade Hub by contacting the team or registering your interest.

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Register for updates

If you have applied for HUG 2 funding and have not yet engaged with the Home Upgrade Hub, please register your interest and we’ll contact you with further information about what type of support is available.


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Webinars and workshops

We are providing a wide range of resources on our website to help guide Local Authorities through the HUG 2 application and Delivery Assurance Check process. This includes webinars, masterclasses, podcasts and information about one-to-one support available through the Home Upgrade Hub.


Live Events

We are hosting a series of webinars and briefings to help LAs develop their HUG 2 projects. These carefully designed sessions will be led by experts, to help guide your progress through the key stages of the application process and develop high-quality retrofit programmes.


A wide range of key information and expert advice is provided via a comprehensive series of on-demand masterclasses and insightful online events. Please continue to check back regularly for new content and the latest updates.


A podcast series on key themes relevant to the application process that will help Local Authorities to develop their HUG 2 projects.

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