Insulation grants

We co-ordinate the Warmer Healthier Homes Nelson-Marlborough insulation project, providing insulation grants to eligible people in Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough.

Who can apply?

Grants are available to retrofit properties where the resident (homeowner or renter) holds a valid Community Services Card.


Please contact the project contractor Absolute Energy on 03 547 2503 to enquire.


The positive effects of improved insulation in homes are well documented:

  • Reduced incidence of respiratory illness (e.g. colds, flu, asthma)
  • Fewer hospitalisations and doctors visits
  • Fewer days off work and out of school
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History of the Warmer Healthier Homes project

The Warmer Healthier Homes project began in Nelson-Tasman in 2014 with the aim of supporting people most in need to improve insulation and heating efficiency in their homes. The

rationale was that by assisting people to improve their living environments, their health would also benefit and the productivity of the community would rise.


The project was extended to Marlborough in 2015, and so far around 2000 homes have been insulated in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough.


WHH Partners

Warmer Healthier Homes relies on the support from the following funders and partners:

  • Nelson City Council
  • Tasman District Council
  • Rata Foundation
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Nelson Marborough District Health Board
  • Port Nelson
  • Mainland Foundation
  • Network Tasman Trust
  • EECA - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
  • Absolute Energy