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
 

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 Eligibiliy section below).

Funding Available

Eligible ratepayers can apply for either:

  • Subsidised Loan for the cost of new clean heating appliance with fixed interest of 3%p.a. over 10 years, minimum loan 
    $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 hidden 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 or the 
    chimney capped AND the house is situated in an eligible Airzone*.

*An Airzone is usually an urban/built up area.  The best way to determine whether you are in an Airzone or not 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 the Airzone 1 (Red).  Alternatively, download the relevant map from the link below.  If your address is in a blue or red area then your address qualifies for the loan or grant.

 

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

Airshed Map Hastings

Airshed 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.

Funding Available

Eligible ratepayers can borrow up to $20,000 at 6%p.a. from the HB Regional Council and repay this over 10 years by way of a minimum monthly repayment.

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

 

OPEN FIRES & WOODBURNERS PROHIBITED FROM USE TIMELINE:

Open Fires: House sold prior to 1 January 2012: Woodburners installed pre 1996:   Woodburners 
installed between 
1 January 1996 and 31 August 2005:
Prohibited from use from 1 January 2012, With effect from January 2012 if your property is less than 2 hectares in size and located within Airzone 1 of the Napier or Hastings Airshed, then any non-compliant woodburner or open fire is prohibited from use after ownership of the property is transferred Prohibited from use after 1 January 2014  Prohibited from use after 1 January 2016. If your woodburner is not on the    Authorised Woodburner List then it is most likely prohibited from use.

WE WILL DO ALL THE PAPERWORK FOR YOU.

Contact us for more infomation and a no obligation free quote.

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