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. 

Grants
For the Government's Green Homes Grant go to www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk for more information or contact us if you need help.
Green Affordable Warmth Grant
For the Council's Green Affordable Warmth Grant please contact energyathome@bathnes.gov.uk or see contact us.  Households with an annual income of less that £30,000 and living in a low energy efficiency home EPC rating E, F or G may be eligible for a grant for home insulation and low carbon heating improvements.
Urgent Repair Grant
For eligible owner occupiers on low income - contact energy at home
Bristol warm homes grant

First time central heating systems for eligble low income owner occupiers - contact energy at home

Lendology

Low cost loan at 4.2% for energy related home improvements from www.lendology.org.uk see below

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 home.energy@cse.org.uk

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

 

Green Homes Grant

 
Loans

 

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.

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Solar PV and low carbon heating

Our low cost Wessex Energy Loan (now Lendology) 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 direct once the completion of work is confirmed.  

 

*All contractors must be MCS certified 
www.microgenerationcertification.org

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

Wessex Energy Loan

Available for all energy saving improvements including blending with Green Homes Grant for individual contributions - same terms above apply​.

For example you can use the loan to pay for:

  • Solid wall insulation

  • Room in roof insulation

  • New heating system

  • Floor insulation

And more!

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:

 

 
Extra Support

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.

 

Contact WE Care & Repair for more information: Phone 0300 323 0700, email info@wecr.org.uk  or visit www.wecr.org.uk  

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