Warmer Kiwi Homes

Warmer Kiwi Homes Government programme offering grants covering up to 80% of the cost of Insulation an now heating for low-income homeowners (owner-occupiers). Homeowners with Community Services Cards, or living in an area deemed as lower-income are eligible for grants covering up to 80% of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation.

Insulation Eligibility Criteria

Warmer Kiwi Homes for Homeowners (Owner-Occupiers):

To be eligible for the 80% home insulation subsidy you must:

  • be the homeowner (owner-occupier) and have a Community Services Card or CSC endorsed SuperGold combo card, OR
  • own and be living in a home in an area identified as lower-income (New Zealand SDI* 8, 9 or 10 area) AND
  • own a home built before 2008.

Heating Eligibility Criteria

Warmer Kiwi Homes for Homeowners (Owner-Occupiers):

If your home is insulated and you meet the eligibility criteria, you will receive 80% off the cost of a heat pump. It is possible to get a home insulation subsidy and a subsidy for a heat pump.

To be eligible for a Heating grant you must:
  • be the homeowner (owner-occupier) AND
  • have a Community Services Card or CSC endorsed SuperGold combo card, OR
  • own and be living in a home in an area identified as lower-income (New Zealand SDI* 8, 9 or 10 area) AND
  • own a home built before 2008, AND
  • Have no fixed form of heating in your main living area.

 

*Social Deprivation Index
An EnergySmart trained home energy assessor will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

What does the funding cover?

Purchase and installation to approved standards, of:
Ceiling insulation, underfloor insulation and under-house ground vapour barrier. You need to have both ceiling and underfloor insulation done (if possible) to required standards for funding.

How much will eligible homeowners have to pay?

Eligible homeowners will be required to contribute a 10% towards an insulation retrofit.

Who can get a Community Services Card (CSC)?

Homeowners and tenants on on a low to middle-income can apply for a Community Services card. Do you qualify? The chart below gives you a guide:

Income Limits
You may be able to get a card if you're... And your yearly income (before tax) is...
Single - living with others $26,330
Single - living alone $27,942
Married, civil union or de facto couple - no children $41,783
NZ Superannuation single, sharing accommodation $26,949
NZ Superannuation single, living alone $28,626
NZ Superannuation married, civil union or de facto relationship - no children $42,836
Family of 2 $49,993
Family of 3 $60,402
Family of 4 $68,682
Family of 5 $76,790
Family of 6 $85,852
For families of more than 6, the limit goes up another $7,986 for each extra person

For more information, visit the Ministry of Social Development website.

You don't qualify? Don't worry...
If you don't meet the criteria for any of the Warmer Kiwi Homes grants, we can still help. 

Get 80% Off* with the Warmer Kiwi Homes Subsidy

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