There are lots of grants available towards the cost of making your home more energy efficient.
You may be able to get a grant towards the cost of a new boiler, heating system, or insulation, for example.
The Home Energy Team can give you advice on this and may be able to refer you to a local company that can access the grant for you and do the work.
Where do the grants come from?
These grants are provided through the Energy Company Obligation. This is a Government regulation that requires the largest UK energy suppliers to help people make their homes more energy efficient. So the money comes from energy suppliers.
What can I get?
Under the Energy Company Obligation (often simply called ECO), some low income households can get grants to cover the whole cost of cavity wall or loft insulation, and significant grants towards other improvements like new boilers. This part of ECO is called “Affordable Warmth”, and you can read our impartial guide about it here.
Other people are eligible for grants for cavity wall and loft insulation because they live in a particular location, known as a Carbon Saving Community area. Call us to find out if you live in a qualifying postcode area.
How do I get a grant?
The first thing you need to do to benefit from one of these grants is to have a short survey called an Energy Assessment done to generate an Energy Performance Certificate. This involves a qualified assessor coming round to look at your home, asking some questions, and then recommending which energy saving improvements you need. There's usually a charge for this, but some companies will refund you if you go on to install your chosen energy saving improvement. It’s best to check if a potential installer will carry out their own Energy Assessment before paying a third party for one.
We keep on top of many local offers, schemes and grants that are currently available, and will advise you on your best option.
Call us to find out more and get a referral. If you’d like to save some time on the phone, then you can fill out this online form first, and we'll call you back.
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