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Energy efficiency

The cost of heating and powering our homes has risen significantly over recent years. Help is at hand to reduce your energy use, cut your costs and improve your home.

Eligible residents who are struggling with energy costs, fuel debt or broken heating may be eligible for help through the Household Support Fund scheme being run by  Act on Energy.

Free and impartial energy efficiency advice

We work closely with a not-for-profit organisation, Act on Energy, who offer free and impartial advice on all matters energy related. For advice on energy issues in your home speak to one of their advisors by calling Act on Energy’s free helpline on 0800 988 2881. An advisor will be able to deal with your enquiry Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, or alternatively you can email them.

Grants for heating, insulation, and renewable energy

Contact Act on Energy on 0800 988 2881 for advice on current grants and support available. There are several local and national schemes in place to help reduce the cost of making your home more energy efficient and comfortable:

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Claim up to £6000 towards the cost of replacing an oil or gas boiler with a low carbo heat pump or biomass heating system. 

Energy Companies Obligation Grants

The government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme helps eligible households with the costs of insulation and heating system repairs.

Sustainable Warmth

Funding for low-income households through the Local Authority Delivery and the Home Upgrade Grant schemes.

Disabled Facilities Grant

To help pay for essential home adaptations, including heating and lighting.

Grants for businesses

Help to reduce your business’s energy and carbon costs or to install renewable energy systems.

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