Hawkes Bay Regional Council - Loans & Grants

The Hawkes Bay Regional Council is offering Grants and Loans to eligible ratepayers through their HeatSmart Programme and the NEW Sustainable Homes Programme.

Abode Heating & Insulation are approved HeatSmart & Sustainable Home Loan Providers.  We are one of the Council's top providers of these loans.  We make it is easy as possible for you to apply for Grants/Loans as we will complete and send all the necessary paperwork to you to finalise.

SUSTAINABLE HOMES HEATSMART
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LOANS FOR:

•  Clean Heating      

•  Insulation           

•  Ventilation        

LOANS & GRANTS FOR:

•  Clean Heating 

The HeatSmart Programme aims to help ratepayers get a warmer and healthier home, while reducing harmful emissions into the environment. The Programme offers a Loan or Grant towards the cost of a replacement clean heating appliance where a non-compliant woodburner has been removed within an eligible Airzone (see Eligibility section below).

Funding Available

Eligible ratepayers can apply for either a:

  • Subsidised Loan for the cost of new clean heating appliance with a current fixed interest rate of 2%p.a. over a maximum 10 year period, minimum loan value $1,000, maximum $4,500,
         OR
  • Heat Grant of $700.

Note: Cannot get both the Subsidised Loan and Heat Grant.  
Limited to one application per address. 

The loan is flexible and can be paid back sooner without penalty or fees.

Eligibility

  • Applications must be through an Approved Provider, such as Abode Heating & Insulation.
  • For Heat Grant or Heat Loan an existing non-compliant woodburner or open fire must be removed/decomissioned or the chimney capped,
           AND
  • The home is situated in Airzone 1 or 2.

An Airzone is usually an urban/built up area.  The best way to determine whether you are in an Airzone is to look at your Regional Council rates bill - if you are paying the Clean Heat Targeted Rate Levy (Code 19), then you are in Airzone 1 (Red).  Alternatively, download the relevant map from the link below.  If your address is in a blue (Airzone 2) or red (Airzone 1) area then your address qualifies for the loan or grant.

 Click below to see if you are in an eligible Airzone:

Airshed & Airzone Map - Hastings

Airshed & Airzones Map - Napier

The Sustainable Homes Programme offers homeowners throughout Hawke's Bay an opportunity to improve the health of their homes – by offering loans to install clean heating, ventilation systems, insulation, solar power systems, double glazing, water storage and septic tanks.  See HBRC website for further information on solar power, double glazing, water storage and septic tanks.

Funding Available

Eligible ratepayers can borrow up to $20,000 at 4%p.a. from the HB Regional Council and repay this over 10 years by way of a minimum monthly repayment, as follows:

  • Insulation Loan $1,000 up to $4,500 
  • Ventilation Loan $1,000 up to $4,500
  • Clean Heat Loan (not replacing fire, home must be insulated) $1,000 up to $10,000

The loan is flexible and can be paid back sooner without penalty or fees.

Eligibility

  • Applications must be through an Approved Provider, such as Abode Heating & Insulation.
  • Your house must be adequately insulated.

Your address does not need to be in Airzones 1 (Red) or 2 (Blue) and you do not need to be replacing a non-complaint woodburner, which is a requirement of the HeatSmart Grants and Loans.

 

Non-Complying Burner Phase Out Dates and Emission Compliance Standards for Hastings & Napier Airsheds:

Open Fire or Burner Installation Date
Airzone 1 Airzone 2
Property Less Than 2ha Property Greater Than 2ha All Properties
Open Fires Prohibited from January 2012 Existing open fires can be used Open fires pre December 2008 can be used.  Post 2008 prohibited from January 2012
Pre 1996 non-compliant burners Prohibited from January 2014 No phase out No phase out
1996-2005 non-compliant burners Prohibited from January 2016 No phase out No phase out
Post September 2005 non-compliant burners

Hastings - Prohibited from January 2018 

Napier - Prohibited from January 2020

No phase out No phase out
If your woodburner is not on the Authorised Woodburner List then it is most likely prohibited from use.

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