Energy efficient homes

Grants and assistance

Grants For Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation

We work in partnership with Aran services, who can provide funding of up to 100 per cent for:

  • loft insulation
  • cavity wall insulation
  • external wall insulation

Aran services can also offer partial funding for support on replacement boilers.

Aran Services give funding to applicants who can make the best use of the scheme.

Providers such as your energy supplier may also offer to fund.

You can visit the Aran service's website for more information or to arrange a survey.

You may also be able to get funding for energy efficiency from:

Funding for gas central heating systems

We may be able to provide funding to install first time gas central heating systems in eligible properties across the Braintree, Uttlesford and Chelmsford districts.  

Visit the Aran service's website for more information.

Energy efficient improvement vouchers

If you’re a homeowner or residential landlord you can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.

Visit GOV.UK to check eligibility, available improvements and how to apply.

Warm Homes Essex

Warm Homes Essex is a free service that can help to keep your house warm.

You can contact them if you are:

  • struggling to pay energy/water bills
  • on a low income 
  • have debts
  • have a health condition
  • wanting to maximise your income

Visit the Warm Homes Essex website for more information or to contact them.

Free Handy Man Service

We offer a free service for people aged 65 or over or vulnerable owner occupiers and private tenants.

The handyman can install various measures including but not limited to:

  • Security
    • spy holes
    • door chains
    • fitting security lights
  • Safety
    • grab and stair rails
    • half steps
    • repair broken/uneven paths and steps
  • Keeping warm
    • draught proof windows and doors
    • foil backing to radiators
  • Dementia services
    • internal door signs
    • blue grab rails

Contact the Sustainability Team on 01376 552525 for information on criteria and eligibility.

Residents who are Social Tenants (eg Eastlight) should contact their own Housing Association.

ECO Flex

Fuel poverty can cause vulnerable and low income households to live in cold, unhealthy homes that are expensive to keep warm and increase levels of debt. We can help to provide affordable warmth assistance.

Find out about the background, criteria and eligibility of this scheme

You might be able to get funding through other providers including your energy supplier contact them to find out.

Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,
Braintree,
Essex,
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525