Energy grants

About energy grants

There are some energy grants available for you to apply for depending on your eligibility. These are outlined below.

Energy Company Obligation (ECO4)

Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) is a government energy efficiency scheme that aims to reduce carbon emissions and make energy affordable for all. The ECO4 scheme will focus on supporting low income and vulnerable households. The scheme will improve the least energy efficient homes helping to meet the Government's fuel poverty and net zero commitments. It is a government scheme, led by the private sector, not the council, Under the scheme, qualifying Homeowners may be entitled to energy efficiency improvements to their homes for free.

The Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) is a new energy efficiency scheme for households, which will support the existing Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO4) in the delivery of predominantly single measures targeted at a wider range of households. The scheme runs until 31st March 2026 and complements the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme but will mostly deliver single insulation measures. As well as supporting low-income and vulnerable households, it will also be available to those living in homes with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D-G, and within Council Tax bands A-D in England. The scheme will work by placing an obligation on medium and large energy companies to deliver measures that result in reduced energy usage.

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Winter fuel payment

If you were born on or before 5 October 1954 you could get between £100 and £300 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’. If you are eligible but have not received this payment automatically you will need to make a claim.

Find out how to make a claim for a Winter Fuel Payment at GOV.UK.

Cold Weather Payment

You may get a Cold Weather payment if you’re getting certain benefits or support for Mortgage Interest.

You’ll get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over 7 consecutive days. You’ll get £25 for each 7-day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.

Check if you can get a payment in your area at the Department for Work and Pensions website.

Green Homes Funding

Home Upgrade Grant

Does your property not have a gas supply? We've secured government funding to install free energy efficiency products into your homes. such as air source heat pumps, solar panels and insulation.  If you're struggling with energy bills these improvements could help reduce the cost by making your home energy efficient. The scheme is delivered by our delivery partner EON Green Funding Solutions. To be eligible for the scheme you will need to:

  • Own and live in your property, which doesn’t use gas as a main heating source (for example you use oil, LPG, coal, or electric room heaters as your main heating source)
  • Have a combined total household income of less than £36,000 a year OR someone in your home receives a means-tested benefit (evidence will be required)
  • Have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F, or G. If you don’t have an EPC we can arrange this for you if we think your property is not energy efficient

To find out more information and how see if you are eligible visit alternatively you can visit T&Cs, eligibility and a free home survey applies.