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Reduce your use of fossil fuels

A Heat Pump Grant helps small and medium enterprises and registered charities to replace old, inefficient heating systems with air-to-water, ground-to-water or water-to-water heat pumps.

Applications must help the business to achieve a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to your current baseline emissions.

Grant is available first come, first served. A total of £198,000 will be made available for this scheme.

Am I eligible?

You must:

  • Have a trading address in the Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol or South Gloucestershire local authority area
  • Be able to provide suitable match funding for your project
  • Be a legal entity such as a limited company, limited liability partnership, co-operative or registered charity
  • Be a small or medium sized enterprise (SME), this means you must not employ more than 249 people.
  • Have had an independent energy or carbon assessment done that recommends the project you are applying for grant for.

The following organisations are not eligible to apply for this grant

  • sole traders, partnerships and businesses using cash-based accounting
  • community groups, sports clubs, village halls and similar entities unless you are a registered charity or applying through a trading arm
  • GPs, dentists, opticians, schools, colleges and similar
  • private domestic landlord businesses, home-based businesses, guest houses, care homes and similar
  • businesses in financial difficulty, such as collective insolvency.

What can I use the Heat Pump Grant for?

You can use a Heat Pump Grant for the supply and installation of air-to-water, ground-to-water or water-to-water heat pump systems. The heat output from the system may be used for space heating, water heating or process heating. Air-to-air heat pumps, air conditioning, variable refrigerant flow and similar systems are not eligible for grant under this scheme. Hybrid systems that use anything other than electricity are also not eligible.

Eligible costs that can be funded by Heat Pump Grants include the supply and installation of heat pumps, hot water tanks, pipes, electrical components, cabling and system modifications such as larger radiators.

Your application must be supported by independent advice and verification that installing a heat pump is a worthwhile action to take. Our Carbon Surveys provide this support free of charge, but you can also use a third-party consultant or assessor if you wish.

We will assess your application against our criteria for value-for-money, deliverability and financial viability. More information on eligible projects, supporting evidence and assessment criteria are available in our Grant Guidance (pdf).

Projects funded under this programme will be asked to take part in a case study to inspire other businesses to take similar action. This will occur once your project has been completed and grant claimed.