Skip to content

Wellington Region Scheme

Wellington Region Scheme

Updated 17 March 2021 2:36pm

We are currently reviewing the scheme’s structure and are not taking any new applications at this time.

We will update the home heating and insulation assistance page when we have more details.

What Greater Wellington is offering

The Regional Council is offering you an alternative to purchase insulation. As a ratepayer you can apply for up to $3,900 (including GST). This is paid back with interest over 9 years through your property’s rates. To see what you might be paying back, look at the table below. This increase on your rates will not start until a new rates year.

Greater Wellington Regional Council assistance





Approximate per annum cost/rate (inc GST at 15%)





Approximate per week





Nine-year total





CONDITIONS: To be eligible for this financial assistance you must

  1. Be a ratepayer
  2. Be up to date with your rate payments, and
  3. Have a house built prior to 2005.

How to apply

  1. Get in touch with an approved service provider 
  2. An installer will assess your home free of charge and provide options to fit insulation and heating. (You may wish to get more than one quote)
  3. The service provider can explain the Regional Council's offer and will help you complete the application form

The process that follows

  1. If you choose to apply for GW financial assistance, send us your application form along with the service provider's quote in the supplied freepost envelope (all of which the service provider will supply you)
  2. If your rates are up to date we will approve your application within 5 working days of receipt and send you confirmation
  3. We will also notify your service provider of this confirmation
  4. When your installation is completed the service provider invoices GWRC. We pay our agreed contributions to the service provider with any outstanding amount payable by you
  5. GW will add your additional rating increase to your property’s Land Information Memorandum (LIM)