Energy funding and grants
Green Living Leicestershire - Home Energy Grant
Due to significant demand the scheme is now closed to new applications to the Green Living Leicestershire home energy grant and we are directing residents to sign up for the Warm Homes Newsletter to be notified of future funding rounds and the latest advice and information supporting affordable warmth at home.
Green Living Leicestershire is a new partnership between North West Leicestershire District Council, Leicestershire County Council and other Leicestershire district authorities, to deliver projects supporting sustainability and Net Zero - the reduction of green house gas emissions to as close to zero as possible.
The home energy grant is administered by the County Council's Warm Homes service together with YES Energy Solutions and can provide homeowners with fully-funded energy efficiency measures improving the warmth and comfort of homes, whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the county.
Eligibility criteria includes households with an income of £30,000 or less per year or in receipt of means tested benefits, and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D,E,F or G. It will prioritise supporting low income households heated by mains gas, those off the gas grid and those at high risk of fuel poverty.
For more information on the grants, or to apply, visit the County Council's Green Living Leicestershire home energy grant webpage or call project delivery partner YES Energy Solutions on 0330 912 6199, who can support residents with their applications.
Other useful sources
The Government has a useful tool for helping you find grants to pay for energy saving measures www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk
Grants are available to encourage propery owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), contributing up to £6,000 towards to the cost. The Ofgem scheme runs from 2022 to 2025 and is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales.
Are you able to claim a cold weather payment?
Find out if you qualify for a warm home discount off your bills.
Does your energy company fund energy efficiency measures such as loft insulation or new boilers through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)?
Leicestershire County Council offer the Warm Homes advice service.
They can help with:
- Home improvement grants
- Tariff advice
- Energy debt advice
- Energy efficiency advice
- Benefit checks
- Insulation grants
Telephone:0116 305 4286
National Energy Association - Warm and Safe Homes Advice
The WASH Advice Service is a free national support service providing advice to householders in England and Wales on their energy bills and keeping warm and safe in their home. It also offers advice workshops direct to householders and training to frontline staff.
They can help with:
- Support with gas and electricity accounts including fuel debt
- Warm Home Discount and Priority Service Register information
- Switching suppliers
- Energy efficiency
- Trust fund applications
- Water rates
- Benefits advice and income maximisation
WASH Advice Line: 0800 304 7159
Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP)
LEAP is a free service that is helping people keep warm and reduce their energy bills without costing them any money. Contact them via their website www.applyforleap.org.uk or ring 0800 060 7567 or email email@example.com for advice.
LEAP is open to all types of householders – homeowners, private renters and social housing tenants. Individuals need to qualify in one of three categories in order to be eligible for the scheme - details are available on their website.
Switching Energy Supplier
Switch and Save
The Council run a collective switching scheme Switch and Save which makes it easy for people to find savings and switch supplier.
Citizens Advice energy comparison tool could help you to find a better deal on your gas and electricity plus has useful advice about switching supplier including advice for those who are in fuel debt.
Centre for Sustainable Energy - Advice guides (insulation, heating and hot water and energy bills)
Consumer champion Which also has advice:
Last updated: Mon 28 November, 2022 @ 11:14