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Grants for insulation and heating

There are 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 your energy supplier.

What can I get?

Under the Energy Company Obligation (often 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 'Help to Heat'. If you don't qualify as a 'low income' household you may still be entitled to support with the cost of cavity wall insulation (including "hard-to-treat" cavity walls), loft insulation, and solid wall insulation, including for park homes.

How do I get a grant?

The first thing you need to do to benefit from one of these grants is to have an installer visit your home to check its suitability for the improvement you want to make. Once this is done, the installer will prepare a quotation for you detailing the total cost of the work minus any grant funding you can access. If the installation is not fully funded by a grant, you will need to make a contribution or take out an energy loan to help pay the shortfall.

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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