About energy grants
There are some energy grants available for you to apply for depending on your eligibility. These are outlined below.
Green Homes Funding
The scheme aims to help low-income homes’ keep warm by improving the energy efficiency rating and reducing energy bills. The scheme is delivered by our partner, E.ON. You don't need to be an E.ON customer to apply.
The Local Authority Delivery Programme round 3 (LAD3) is open to homeowners that meet the eligibility criteria. For homeowners, the government will fund up to £10,000 worth of improvements, To be eligible for the scheme:
- You need to own and live in your property; and
- Your gross combined household income must be less than £31,000 year or someone in your home receives a means tested benefit; and
- Your home is gas centrally heated
- Your home’s energy rating EPC should be D, E, F, or G. If you don’t have an EPC then E.ON can arrange this for you. Due to the popularity of the scheme, we are now nearing the total number of properties we can support which have an EPC rating of D.
What energy efficiency measures are available?
If eligible, the scheme allows free energy efficient measures, such as:
- External wall insulation
- Air Source Heat Pumps (low carbon heating)
- Hybrid Air Source Heat Pumps
- Solar Panels
- Smart heating controls
- Floor insulation
- Loft insulation
Apply for the grant
To find out more, visit E.ON’s Green Homes Funding Schemes webpage and apply through their online form or call the Green Homes Grant team at E.ON on 0333 202 4820 (Offices are open Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm)
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.
Warm Home discount
You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2020 to 2021 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money is not paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and March. You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity. Contact your supplier to find out.
There are 2 ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:
- You get the guarantee credit element of pension credit – known as the ‘core group’
- You’re on a low income and meet your energy suppliers’ criteria for the scheme – known as the ‘broader group’
This discount does not affect the cold weather payment or winter fuel payment.
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.