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Energy saving grants

At any time there can be a number of schemes available to help you with the cost of making energy saving improvements to your home.  You might have recently recieved a letter from us about the grants you could be eligible for.  

How do I know what grants are available and what I'm eligible for?  

Are you eligible for discounted or even FREE loft and cavity wall insulation?  Could you qualify for an upgrade to an energy efficient gas boiler?  At any time there can be a variety of grants available to help you with the cost of making energy saving improvements to your home.  It’s quick and easy to find out if you’re eligible for any of these grants – just call Better Housing Better Health This link will take you to an external website...  on 0800 107 0044 or email bhbh@nef.org.uk.  Better Housing Better Health This link will take you to an external website...  can offer impartial expert advice on saving energy, getting the best deal for your electricity and gas and the financial help you could be entitled to.  

Energy repair and improvement grant.  

The council offers grants of up to £1,000 for essential energy saving repairs and improvements to homes.  Grants are available to residents in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income who are struggling with the cost of heating bills.  For more information and to apply contact Better Housing Better Health This link will take you to an external website...  on 0800 107 0044.  Funding is limited and subject to eligibility criteria.

Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is an obligation placed on energy suppliers by the Government to help households cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures.  Under the current ECO scheme, energy suppliers can install energy saving measures in households that have been declared eligible by their local authority. This scheme, known as ‘flexible eligibility’, allows local authorities to set their own eligibility criteria to identify households they believe would benefit from ECO funding for energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

The council's eligibility criteria are set out in its statement of intent.  The council's current statement of intent (and previous versions) can be downloaded from this page.  Any resident who believes that they may be eligible for help under flexible eligibility should contact Better Housing Better Health on 0800 107 0044. 

Any supplier or installer who seeks a council declaration on behalf of an eligible resident will first need to be registered with the National Energy Foundation (NEF) Supplier Network. The network ensures that councils have information about the standards, practices and accreditations of installers working in their area reducing the risk of fraud, poor quality installations and the exploitation of vulnerable residents.  To register on the  network, suppliers should contact NEF on bhbh@nef.org.uk.

Last reviewed: 05 - 10 - 2018

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