Changes to the Welsh Government Warm Homes scheme
The Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme will come to an end at the end of March 2024, with a new scheme replacing it on Monday 1 April 2024. The new scheme will have a greater focus on low carbon technologies for the home where it makes sense to do so, to support Welsh Government’s ambition to make Wales net zero by 2050.
Under the new scheme, each home will be individually assessed, and the best energy efficient solution will be offered. This may be through insulation, low carbon heating and renewable technologies.
Nest will continue to provide advice to customers on saving energy and money and will remain open from Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm until the end of March 2024. Customers will also be able to express their interest in the new scheme through the Nest advice service and discuss other energy efficiency and low carbon grant schemes which are available.
To maximise delivery of applications in progress by the end of March 2024, we are not taking new applications except for eligible vulnerable customers with no heating or hot water at the property.
If you have no heating or hot water, please get in touch and we will advise you of the help available to you.
Welsh Government Warm Homes, which includes the Nest scheme, provides funding for energy efficiency improvements to low income households and those living in deprived communities across Wales.
It supports the Welsh Government’s commitments to:
- reduce climate change
- help eradicate fuel poverty
- boost economic development and regeneration in Wales
The scheme considers a whole house approach to home energy efficiency improvements. This helps to tackle harder to treat homes where the impact of fuel poverty tends to be most severe.
The Nest scheme is managed on behalf of the Welsh Government by British Gas. Energy Saving Trust is a material subcontractor of British Gas.
British Gas is a British-owned company. As part of the Centrica Group, they provide gas, electricity and home repair services to millions of customers in Scotland, Wales and England.
Energy Saving Trust
The Energy Saving Trust is the UK’s leading impartial organisation helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions. They do this by providing expert insight and knowledge about energy saving, supporting people to take action, helping local authorities and communities to save energy and providing quality assurance for goods, services and installers.
Nest Annual Reports
Nest reports annually on the household energy saving advice and energy improvements provided by the scheme during the previous financial year.
These reports detail how many homes have been supported during the year, as well as the average savings per household. It also details the partnership and community work we do.