Subsidy criteria

The Trust is partnering with the Sustainability Trust to provide substantially subsidised insulation and heating retrofits for five Paekākāriki properties owned by those with a community services card or super gold card with CSC endorsement on the back. 

The Sustainability Trust arrange for subsidies that will cover up to 90% of the cost of insulation and 67% of the cost of a heat pump or approved wood/pellet burner.

The balance (usually between $300 and $600) can be repaid through:

To be eligible:

  • the Property must have been built before 2008, and

  • the homeowner must have a valid Community Services Card or Super Gold Card with CSC endorsement on the back.


Still unsure? Here’s a useful tool that will help you understand if you’re eligible.

The Trust is asking for donations to help top up the subsidies to a certain extent so those on low incomes don’t need to go into debt to access this great initiative. 

If you can help then please donate to the Paekākāriki Housing Trust account 12-3140-0286438-00 with the reference “Warm dry homes”.