Advice for private rented tenants

Environmental Health Grants

Does your property need to be adapted for a disabled person? Has your boiler fallen into disrepair? Would you like central heating installed in place of a less efficient system?  If the answer is yes, the Council may be able to help.

The following grants may be available to you:

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

This is a mandatory grant to help towards the cost of adapting a disabled person’s home so that he/she can continue to live there and have access to the normal household facilities.  The grant is available to owner-occupiers and private tenants who have been referred by the Council’s occupational therapist.  A landlord can also apply on his/her tenant’s behalf.  The maximum grant is £30,000 but it is means-tested so the disabled person may need to make a contribution depending on his/her income and that of any partner (except where the adaptations are for a child).

If you rent your home from the Council or a housing association, you should visit our Grants and adaptations page.

Keep Warm Grant

A home owner or tenant of a property may apply for a grant up to a maximum of £7,500 per dwelling. This grant is intended to provide a decent level of warmth in the home and improve its overall energy efficiency (known as a “SAP rating”).  Works will typically include the installation of a more efficient central heating system and, where possible, insulation works.

Further information

If you or someone you know could benefit from a grant or for further information please contact the Grants Team on 020 7361 3002 or email [email protected].

For more information about living independently and support available, visit the People First website. People First has information on a wide range of subjects for residents in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster.

Last updated: 23 February 2023