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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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What can I do to improve my home?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is valid for 10 years and provides a list of recommended measures to improve energy efficiency based on 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) 

Green Living Leicestershire – home energy grant

We are in the process of launching this new scheme. More information will follow soon – please revisit this page in early July 2022. 

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 systems.

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.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

The Government is providing grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps and biomass boilers, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS).

Grants of up £6,000 are available to subsidise the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.

The scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It runs from 2022 to 2025.

For more information visit the Ofgem website.

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.

Previous schemes

If you have queries relating to previous schemes, please contact the Warm homes team: warmhomesinfo@leics.gov.uk

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