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Green Living Leicestershire home energy grant

Green Living Leicestershire is a partnership between Leicestershire authorities to deliver projects supporting sustainability and Net Zero - the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible.

The home energy grant can help Leicestershire residents improve the warmth and comfort of homes, whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the county.


Due to significant demand we have now closed to new applications to the Green Living Leicestershire home energy grant (see if you're eligible for Phase 2 of this scheme). We're directing residents to sign up to our Warm Homes Newsletter to be notified of future funding rounds and the latest advice and information supporting affordable warmth at home.

We're now working to carry out installation of viable measures, prioritising the least efficient homes first. Funding is finite and measures offered are subject to survey and spend caps. We will not be able to support all applicants in this round of funding. Existing applicants that we are unable to support will also be notified of any future rounds of funding.

The delivery timescale to complete existing applicant installations has been extended beyond March 2023, subject to the way the home is currently heated. Our delivery partners EON Energy Solutions will be contacting households to advise on the outcome of any outstanding applications in this round of funding.

Eligible homes could receive the following:

  • External wall insulation
  • Air Source Heat Pumps (low carbon heating)
  • Solar panels (renewable electricity generation)
  • Energy efficient doors/windows
  • Smart heating controls
  • Cavity insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Small low cost energy efficiency improvements such as LED lighting


To be eligible, one of these must apply:

  • your household’s annual income is under £30,000 gross


A household member is in receipt of:

  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit 
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit 


Child Benefit with a household income within the following thresholds:

  Single claimant Member of a couple
1 child £19,500 £27,300
2 children £24,600 £32,100
3 children £29,400 £36,900
4 or more children £34,200 £41,700


  • your home must have an Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of either D, E, F, or G. You can check your existing EPC rating at GOV.UK: Find an energy certificate. If you don’t have an EPC certificate confirming your home’s rating (or an existing one is over 5 years old), YES Energy Solutions will arrange one for you free of charge.
  • you must be a homeowner (owner occupier)
Home survey

Leicestershire County Council’s appointed contractor EON Energy Solutions and their sub-contractor partners will visit you to determine what improvements are suitable for your home. Several visits may be required to assess your home and survey for specific measures recommended within the Energy Performance Certificate.


Your home will receive the required works from a Trustmark registered contractor to improve its energy efficiency rating.


The scheme also includes warranties and guarantees with applicable terms and conditions in accordance with the measures installed per job.

Existing applicants

If you have previously applied to this scheme and wish to discuss the status of your application, call the YES Energy Solutions team on 03309 126 199 (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm). Please note: there can be a waiting period of several months following survey for measures and confirmation that measures can be offered.

If your query relates specifically to the technical survey or installation of measures to your home following contact with EON, please note you will be provided with direct contact details by the contractor when visiting your home. If you have further queries of this nature please direct them to

I previously applied to the Green Homes Grant, can I apply to Sustainable Warmth?

Yes, your property must meet the energy efficiency requirements set out above to qualify. 

Further information

The grant is provided on a first come first served basis prioritising the most inefficient properties and application alone doesn't guarantee receipt of measures which are subject to survey, availability and funding being deliverable by end of March 2023. The scheme will prioritise the lowest energy efficient homes.

Due to anticipated demand, we may not be able support all applicant households in this round of funding however previous applicants will be notified of new initiatives as they become available.

Funding is provided via Sustainable Warmth Competition administered by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The fund consists of Local Authority Delivery and Home Upgrade Grant designed to support household on and off the gas network respectively and is subject to average spend caps and caps on the proportion of properties with an EPC rating of D that can be supported.

Residents of Oadby and Wigston Borough, please note that funding under this scheme is administered locally however the application route was via YES Energy Solutions (03309 126 199 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)

Details of how we use your data can be found via the fair processing notice.

Information and support is available for residents struggling with the rising cost of living. See Find help with cost of living.

Contact for queries

In the first instance please direct queries to YES Energy Solutions
03309 126 199 (Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Contact: Leicestershire County Council Warm Homes team

For more information about support available to improve energy efficiency visit our energy efficiency grants pages.