Energy Advice and Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements

Warm Homes

Leicestershire County Council offer the Warm Homes advice service which can also help householders source funding for energy efficiency measures and new gas connections.

They can help with:

  • First-time gas central heating including new connections
  • Home improvement grants
  • Tariff advice
  • Energy debt advice
  • Energy efficiency advice
  • Benefit checks
  • Insulation grants

Telephone:0116 305 4286

Website: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/warm-homes-fund

Letters/leaflet drops take place in targetted areas but anyone in Leicestershire can access the advice service or apply to see if they are eligible for support.

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

Website: www.nea.org.uk/advice

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmSafeAdvice

Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation for North West Leicestershire Home Owners

The Council has introduced local criteria which makes it easier for people to get funding for insulation and other energy efficiency measures. Access to funding is through our social enterprise partners, Harborough Energy. Harborough Energy can assess whether you qualify for the funding and arrange for works to be carried out by an installer. To enquiry about the scheme please contact energygrants@harboroughenergy.co.uk . The scheme is open to people who own their home or rent privately. View our Statement of Intent (Eco statement of intent november 2017 (PDF Document, 0.41 Mb) for more information and the funding criteria.

National funding and grants

The Government has a useful tool for helping you find grants to pay for energy saving measures www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/grants

Are you able to claim a cold weather payment?

Or claim a winter fuel payment?

Find out if you qualify for a warm home discount off your bills. 

Does your energy company fund energy efficieny measures such as loft insulation or new boilers through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)?

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.

Energy Compare

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.

Other information

Switching Tariffs / Changing Energy Supplier - Money Saving Expert's Cheap Energy Club

Centre for Sustainable Energy - Advice guides (insulation, heating and hot water and energy bills)

Consumer champion Which also has advice:

www.which.co.uk/energy/creating-an-energy-saving-home/

www.which.co.uk/switch/energy-advice/guide-to-switching-supplier

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