If you want to make energy-saving improvements to your home, you may be able to get some help to cover the costs through grants and loans which may be available.
West of England GHG-LAD scheme
Now available for owner occupiers and landlords for households with a joint income under £30,000 and living and low EPC home (EPC D, E, F &G).
Affordable Warmth Grant
For the Council's Affordable Warmth Grant please email email@example.com or phone 0800 038 5680
Households with an annual income and savings of less than £30,000 may be eligible for a grant towards home insulation or low carbon heating improvements.
For a low-cost loan at 4.2% for energy-related home improvements see below and contact Lendology direct via their website www.lendology.org.uk
Extra support with heating bills and keeping warm
Help for over 65s and disabled residents from a specialist CSE advisor at 0117 934 1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cold weather payment
Check your eligibility at www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment/how-to-claim
Warm homes discount
You may be eligible for a discount on your electricity bill see www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme
Winter fuel payment
Check your eligibility for winter fuel payment to help with bills at ww.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment/how-to-claim
A low-cost Energy Loan can be used to fund solar PV, low carbon heating and other renewable energy installations as well as insulation measures. It is for owner-occupiers and landlords for B&NES homes.
After obtaining approval from Lendology you can choose your own contractors* to carry out the work who can be paid directly once the completion of work is confirmed.
*All contractors must be MCS certified
You can apply for an Energy Loan from Lendology to help spread the cost of installing energy-saving improvements over time.
Loans from £500 - £15,000.
Repayment term of between 6 months to 15 years.
Fixed interest rate throughout the term of the loan and typical 4.2% APR
Loans are subject to status. Missing payments could affect your credit rating and ability to obtain credit in the future. Wessex Resolutions CIC may insist on loans being protected at the Land Registry by a Title Restriction.
Income from renewable technologies
Installing a renewable energy technology may allow you to receive an income for the energy you generate:
WE Care Home Improvements helps people over 60 and disabled people of all ages in the area. Eligible residents can get extra support with:
making a grant, Lendology loan or planning application
repairs using their handy person service including
small jobs e.g. loft clearance leaking pipes, unblocking gutters, replacing curtains and light bulbs; and larger jobs e.g. dealing with rising damp, heating repairs
a loan of plug-in heaters if central heating breaks down
WE Care Home Improvements is a not-for-profit organisation. There may be a charge for some services but it is subsidised by Bath & North East Somerset Council to make them low cost or free in some cases.