Warm Up NZ Project

Funds are available to help home owners (including landlords) insulate houses built before 2000.

Warm Up New Zealand

Warm Up Wellington is an insulation retrofit project insulating the homes of low-income tenanted households in the Wellington region.

Grants are available through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes initiative.

For more information, see: Energywise - Funding for heaters and insulation.

Warm Up Wellington

From July 2015 to June 2016, the Warm Up Wellington programme helped nearly 170 low-income households to insulate their homes. 

The Government criteria has now changed. 

From July 2016 the subsidy is available for rental properties only. Rental properties may qualify if the tenant has a valid Community Services Card and the property was built before the year 2000.

To find out whether your property or home is eligible, contact:

Sustainability Trust

Email: office@sustaintrust.org.nz
Phone: 0508 787 824
Website: Sustainability Trust


The subsidy provides for up to 50% of the cost of the insulation retrofit with the remainder being covered by the property owner. 

The Sustainability Trust is contracted to deliver the retrofits.

Background information

The Council, EECA, Capital and Coast District Health Board, the Sustainability Trust, Insulpro and Hutt Mana Charitable Trust are funders for this project.

Help from Greater Wellington Regional Council

If you can't pay the up-front cost of installing insulation or heating, you may be able to put the remaining costs (after the EnergyWise grant) onto your rates bill.

You can then pay off the cost over 9 years - with interest - through your rates.

Check to see if you are eligible:

GW's Offer - Greater Wellington Regional Council