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Policies & Measures

This section contains information about policies and measures addressing energy poverty.

The Flemish government organises free energy scans (which includes a simple building inspections and small energy-saving measures) for certain vulnerable households. The energy scans are not full energy audits, which are more thorough and require payment of an invoice.Read more

This measure requires natural gas DSOs to connect tens of thousands of vulnerable and fuel poor households to the gas grid. Under the scheme, natural gas DSOs usually meet the full upfront cost of extending the gas grid for those who are eligible. They recover this cost over a 40 year period...Read more

The Flemish government provides grants for social insulation projects for rental apartments. The grants cover roof, wall and window insulation. The grants are facilitated by a project promotor that manages discussions between the tenants and the landlord, and submits the application to the...Read more

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Target housing situation

This measure funds improvements in the housing conditions of vulnerable households, including targets to increase energy efficiency levels to protect households against energy poverty. Beneficiary households can be reimbursed 100% of the costs of retrofitting measures up to 20,000 EUR.Read more

This measure provides additional financial assistance to low-income households to cover their housing expenses, including energy and heating expenses, which are not sufficiently covered under the basic Housing Allowance measure.Read more

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Target socioeconomic group
Target housing situation

This measure facilitates the set-up of energy communities which are organisations that aim to promote solidarity and innovation in the energy sector, including energy poverty measures.Read more