20 May 2021
The government's 2021 Budget has reduced insulation & heat pumps subsidies from 90% to 80% and extended the programme to June 2023.
The great news from the government’s budget 2021 is that they are extending the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme to June 2023 with additional funding of $120 million.
The additional funding will assist approximately 47,700 more low income homes to retrofit ceiling and underfloor insulation or a heat pump in their living room.
Subsidies are now 80% (previously 90%) for ceiling and underfloor insulation and a heat pump (heat pump capped at $3,000 inc GST).
The eligibility criteria has not changed which is based on you owning (and occupying) a home built before 2008 and either:
- You have a Community Services Card or CSC endorsed Gold Card OR
- Your home is in a targeted low-income neighbourhood (about 30% of NZ homes are).
We can tell you if your address is in one of the specified low-income neighbourhoods - simply send us your address and we'll get back to you.