Housing Grants

The types of housing assistance offered by Worcester City Council are all discretionary, with the exception of the Disabled Facilities Grant, and are subject to Worcester City Council having sufficient resources.

The type of assistance available to home owners and tenants will be based on a mixture of advice and public finance (if available) to priority cases.  The basic information, advice and "sign posting" service will cover repairs, maintenance and improvements including information on builders, energy efficiency & other rehousing options.

The table below provides a brief description of each grant available. Not all grants are administered via Worcester City Council, some are administered by the Worcestershire Care & Repair service & Acton Energy. For further information please visit the relevant grants page.


Grant Description

Disabled Facility Grants (DFG)

The Disabled Facility Grant is a mandatory grant for a person requiring adaptations to their property, the grant will enable the person to remain living in the property independently.

Home Repair Assistance

The Home Repair Assistance is a discretionary assistance to ensure that vulnerable people remain safe and healthy in their homes.  It is available for households that do not have the financial resources to pay for necessary works to their home.

Warm Front and Funding for Insulation

The Warmer Worcestershire Winter Warmer Campaign aims to provide customers with the help and support they need this winter. This includes Warm Front Grants and Funding for Insulation schemes.


Sanctuary Grant

The Sanctuary Grant is a discretionary grant and is specifically used to prevent victims of domestic violence from becoming homeless because of security concerns at their home.

Homes in the City Grant

The Homes in the City Grant is a discretionary grant and is for owners of vacant spaces/properties or Registered Providers who wish to purchase an empty property from a private owner to undertake works to bring the property back into use.