Grants and assistance
Grants For Energy Efficiency Improvements
We work in partnership with Aran Energy Services, who can provide partial funding, in some cases 100% funding may be available
- loft insulation
- cavity wall insulation
- external wall insulation
- room in roof insulation
- old and inefficient boilers
You can visit the Aran service's website for more information and to arrange a survey.
Funding for first time gas central heating systems
We made a successful bid under the Warm Homes Fund to install first time gas central heating systems in eligible properties across the Braintree, Uttlesford and Chelmsford districts. Eligible residents must be on a low income or in receipt of an income related benefit. Please contact the Sustainability Team for further information.
Visit the Aran service's website for more information.
Green Doctor Service
Practial Solutions to Reduce Your Energy Costs, support includes:
- Free installation of draught proofing and reflective radiator panels
- Free light bulbs, hot water bottles and water usage reducing devices
- Fix issues with utility suppliers eg energy debts and high water bills
- Help with switching suppliers and for applying for grants for boilers and insulation
- Advice to use heating controls effectively
Call 07702 941440 or visit email@example.com
Warm Homes Essex
Warm Homes Essex is a free service that can help to keep your home warm and is a partnership with Citizens Advice.
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
Free Handy Man Service
We offer a free service for residents aged 65 and over or vulnerable owner occupiers and private tenants to help keep you safe and well. The service does not cover plumbing or electrical work and does not include maintenance work
The handyman can install various measures including but not limited to:
- spy holes
- door chains
- fitting security lights
- grab and stair rails
- half steps
- repair broken/uneven paths and steps
- Keeping warm
- radiator bleeding
- loft clearance to enable loft insulation (subject to time and volume)
- 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.
Funding is available for owner occupiers and priviate tenants who are not in receipt of a qualifying benefit, but are on a low income and someone in the household is vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home.. If your household income is under £30,000 per year, once rent/mortgage and Council Tax payments are made, you may be eligible for funding to improve the energy efficiency in your home. Please contact the Sustainability Team, for further information..