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Energy efficiency grants

Help available to make your home more energy efficient through upgrades to insulation, heating systems, controls and other home improvements.

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An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is valid for 10 years and provides a list of recommended measures to improve energy efficiency based on the the circumstances at the time of the assessment. You don't necessarily need to already have an EPC to access support, however it may help guide which measures are worth pursuing.  

Find an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your property (where one exists) 

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

Grants are available via larger energy suppliers and installers working on their behalf for a range of insulation measures and support to upgrade or replace inefficient or broken heating including gas, LPG and oil boilers and electric storage heaters.

Some measures require a household contribution and the measures available from providers may vary.

ECO grants are primarily directed at homeowners, with more limited measures available to private rental and housing association properties dependent on Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. 

Eligible households must be in receipt of qualifying benefits, or on a low income and qualify via Local Authority Flexible Eligibility which takes into account household circumstances and property characteristics.

For more information see Energy efficiency grants – ECO and flexible eligibility

Local support

Our Warm Homes service can signpost residents on a low income to access local offers available via District and Borough Councils, the Lightbulb Housing Service or other third-party charitable organisations.

If you’re not sure where to start, complete a self-referral for advice via our Warm Homes service.

An adviser from the First Contact Plus advice and signposting team will contact you to discuss your needs.

Please note that the following schemes - Green Homes Grant and the Warm Homes Fund have now closed to new applications. This information is for reference only for existing applicant queries.

Green Homes Grant - Local Authority Delivery scheme

Leicestershire County Council is working with E.ON to provide fully funded measures for qualifying households with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G. 

Measures include:

  • Solid Wall Insulation
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Solar PV
  • Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Smart Heating Controls

The measures are available to homeowners with an income no greater than £30,000 or in receipt of qualifying benefits or who qualify via Local Authority Flexible eligibility.

For more information see Green Homes Grant – Local Authority Delivery scheme

Warm Homes Fund

Leicestershire County Council is working with E.ON and Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland to provide first time gas central heating and connections to gas where required.

This offer applies where a household does not already have a central heating system (a boiler of any fuel type connected to radiators). 

The offer is available to homeowners and private tenants on a lower income, in receipt of qualifying benefits, or who qualify via Local Authority Flexible Eligibility.

Residents can access energy advice and support to maximise income via Age UK.

For more information see the Warm Homes Fund




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