Warmer Kiwi Homes

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2020-09-02T16:16:00 Pacific/Auckland

Funding for heaters and insulation with Warmer Kiwi Homes.

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a Government programme offering insulation and heater grants to low-income home owners.

What could you get?

We all want a warm, dry, healthy home. Find out if you’re eligible to receive a grant for a heater, insulation or both. Grants cover:

  • 90% of the total cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation.In some areas, the cost to you may be even lower, thanks to generous funding from community organisations.
  • 90% of the cost of an approved heater. This could be a heat pump or an efficient wood/pellet burner for the main living area. Heater grants are capped at $3000 including GST.

Are you eligible?


Checklist for an insulation grant

  • You own and live in a home built before 2008.
  • You (the owner) have a community services card or live in an area identified as low income.
  • Your home doesn’t have ceiling and underfloor insulation. (If you had an insulation grant for a previous house, no worries, you can apply again).

Checklist for a heater grant

  • You own and live in a home built before 2008.
  • You (the owner) have a community services card or live in an area identified as low income.
  • You have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed to EECA standards. If your home has been insulated through a Government insulation programme, we’ll confirm it when you apply for a heater grant. Otherwise, an EECA insulation provider will do a quick check at no cost to you.
  • You don't already have one of the following fixed heaters in the main living area of your home: heat pump, wood or pellet burner, flued gas heater or central heating system.

What happens next?

Visit warmerkiwihomes.govt.nz or freephone 0800 749 728 to find out if you are eligible.

Page reviewed: 02 Sep 2020 4:16pm