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Tuesday , March , 28 2017


For a limited time and availability Homelife Carlisle Home Improvement Agency have grants towards the cost of minor works to resident home-owners in Carlisle and district.The purpose of the Minor Works Grant is to provide funding for essential repairs or maintenance work to a Homeowner’s property which, if not carried out, would put their health at risk.


Availability of the Minor Works Grants are limited. Applications will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis from the date when a full completed application together with all the supporting evidence and documents are received by Homelife Carlisle.

ALL the eligibility criteria MUST be met in order to qualify for a grant

Eligibility criteria Evidence required
Owner Occupier Land Registry check
Living in a property that requires work to improve the health and well-being of the occupant From application form
Reached State Pension age State Pension award letter/evidence of date of birth
In receipt of income related benefits Up to date Benefit award letters
No more than £16,000 in savings Statements of all accounts


The maximum grant is set at £5000 including VAT and the fee charged for administering the grant which is £360 excluding VAT. If the cost of the works exceed the amount of grant available then the applicant would be required to pay the contractor the outstanding amount.

If there are any other funding sources available, such a heating grants, we will look at these options first.

The grant is offered with a local land charge on the property. This is repayable on a sliding scale if the home is sold within 5 years of the grant being paid to reflect an increase in the value of the property.

More information regarding the grants is available in the downloadable document on this page.


If you consider that you meet the required eligibility criteria then please fully complete the downloadable application form and return with all the appropriate evidence to:

Important!: ALL the eligibility criteria MUST be met in order to qualify for a grant

Homelife CarlisleCarlisle City CouncilCivic CentreCarlisle CA3 8QGTel: 01228 817236 or 01228 817111 Email:

Homelife Carlisle have other services and grants available including Foundations Independent Living Trust Gas Safe and Health Through Warmth Grants. For more information please see Homelife Carlisle webpage

 Contact Details

  01228 817200

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