Energy efficient homes

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


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:

  • Security
    • spy holes
    • door chains
    • fitting security lights
  • Safety
    • 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.

ECO Flex

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..

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


Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525