Energy at Home is a service brought to you by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
We provide information and signposting on energy advice related to home improvements and grant schemes.
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There are a number of energy-related home improvement grant schemes currently available for Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) residents on low incomes:
The funding is available through the government's Home Upgrade Grant Scheme and is open to residents living in the BANES area who also meet the following eligibility criteria:
Currently on Electric, Oil, LPG or Solid Fuel heating (homes with gas central heating are not eligible)
Household income must be below £31,000 per year (unless your postcode is in a specific area – see below*
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G. You can check yours at www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate
*Please note if your postcode is in deciles 1,2 or 3 on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation list you do not need to meet the annual household income cap. You can check this here.
The funding is to help homeowners and private renters improve the energy efficiency of their homes via a wide range of measures. Residents who are eligible for funding could have a wide range of energy saving measures installed, including insulation, solar panels, heat pumps, glazing and doors. All measures are subject to a satisfactory survey and funding limits.
Park Homes Insulation Grant
Funding is also available through the government's Home Upgrade Grant Scheme to help improve the insulation of park homes. This is open to residents living in the BANES area who also meet the following eligibility criteria:
Park homes manufactured before 2015 and of a timber and board construction
Household income £31,000 or below
The park home must be off mains-gas central heating and heated with an alternative fuel e.g. oil, LPG, coal or electric
The funding is to help park home residents make their homes warmer and cheaper to run through the installation of insulation measures. All measures are subject to a satisfactory property assessment and funding limits.
To apply, please click here to send us an email with your name and address. We'll then send you a questionnaire which we'll need you to complete to check your eligibility.
Affordable Warmth Grant
The funding is available for residents in the BANES area who meet the following eligibility criteria:
Household income must be below £30,000 per year
An EPC rating of D, E, F or G
The affordable warmth grant is a smaller amount of money available to cover measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation and repairs to heating and windows. All measures are subject to a satisfactory survey and funding limits.