Cost of Living Support

Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency

Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme of £150

The Government have provided a support package to help households with the increase in energy cost, please follow our pages to see if you are entitled.
 

Home Energy Upgrade Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy funded grants to help homeowners and landlord make energy efficiency improvements.

Properties must have an Energy Performance Certificate rating of E, F or G and a household income of less than £30k per year to be eligible.

Residents can contact Yes Energy solutions online or by calling 03309 126 199.

The Simple Energy Advice website has advice on ways to save energy, such as:

  • insulating your loft and cavity walls
  • draught-proofing windows and doors
  • upgrading your boiler
  • installing double glazing
  • using alternative sources of energy, such as solar power

You can also find out if you’re eligible for a home energy grant to help pay for things like loft and cavity wall insulation.

Use the Energy Efficiency Calculator for personalised advice on what you can do to cut your energy bills.

 

Energy Saving Trust

Advice on how to save money on energy bills and access to help to pay energy bills.
 

National Energy Action 

National charity working to end fuel poverty who offer a new Warm and Safe Homes Advice available on webchat  (1pm - 4pm) and helpline 0800 304 7159 (Monday to Friday 10am -12pm).

Warm Home Discount Scheme

You could get up to £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2021 to 2022 under the Government Warm Home Discount Scheme.
 

Energy Suppliers Offering Hardship Funds

The bigger energy firms all have charitable trusts and funds that can help if you’re in debt and struggling to pay your bills.

You need to be a customer of the firm to apply and usually you need to have spoken to a debt adviser before you can apply for these schemes:

This page was last updated 8 July 2022.