Keeping warm at home

Energy efficiency grants

Green Homes Grant scheme

Applications to the government's Green Homes Grant scheme are closed.

If you applied for a voucher before 5pm on 31 March 2021, your application will still be processed. The government will be in touch to confirm if your application was successful.

If you have already been issued a voucher, you can still use it to get the work done. You should redeem your voucher before its expiry date.

If you’re a homeowner or residential landlord you can use a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home. Please see the government's Green Homes Grant webpage for further information.


Our grants and loans

We have various grants and loans which can help with home energy efficiency improvements:

  • Landlords can use our CHEEP grant to help improve their rented properties, provided they already meet the legal minimum energy efficiency standard.
  • Homeowners in receipt of certain benefits can apply for our Essential Repairs Grant which could be used to help quickly replace an old broken boiler or other main heating appliance.
  • Our Small Repairs Service can help homeowners and tenants aged 60 years or over with small jobs such as lagging an immersion tank or draught-proofing.
  • Owners of homes needing major works can apply for a Flexible Home Improvement Loan.

We recommend that you sign up for our partner Better Housing Better Health Service's newsletter. BHBH will send you the latest information about other grants that may be available to help improve your home and save energy. Contact them on 0800 107 0044 or email bhbh@nef.org.uk


ECO grants

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. The ECO scheme means that large gas and electricity suppliers are obliged to help households with energy-efficiency measures. It is not easy to work out if you're eligible for ECO funding because it depends on the improvements your home needs, where you live, the level of carbon or cost savings made, and if you receive any benefits We are committed to supporting those in fuel poverty and have made a Statement of Intent to help installers access what is called Flexible Eligibility funding.

The following services can help you find out if you might be eligible for ECO funding:


Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)

We have to produce an annual report for the Secretary of State outlining the steps we are taking to improve the efficiency of housing in our district. Download our latest HECA report.