Grants, loans & support
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.
Contact the Energy at Home Advice Service to find out which grants are currently available and how you can apply for them.
If the up-front cost of installing the measure you want is prohibitive, you may want to consider applying for a loan to help spread those costs over time to make payment more manageable.
Solar PV Loan
Our low cost Wessex Energy Loan can be used to fund Solar PV and other renewable energy installations as well as insulation measures. It is for residents and landlords.
After obtaining approval from Wessex you can choose your own contractors* to carry out the work who can be paid direct once the completion of work is confirmed.
*All contractors must be MCS certified
You can apply for a Wessex Energy Loan from Wessex Resolutions 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
Wessex Energy Loan
Available for all energy saving improvements - same terms above apply.
For example you can use the loan to pay for:
Solid wall insulation
Room in roof insulation
New heating system
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 & Repair helps people over 60 and disabled people of all ages in the area. Eligible residents can get extra support with:
making a grant, Wessex 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 & Repair 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.