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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. 
If you don't know where to start and would like to speak to someone, contact us on our Freephone line: 0800 038 5680. Or 01225 396444 if you prefer to call a landline. 

Support with heating bills and keeping warm

Cold weather payment

Check your eligibility here.

Warm homes discount

You may be eligible for a discount on your electricity bill, check here.

Free advice and support from the Centre for Sustainable Energy

BANES residents can get support from the Home Energy Team at the Centre for Sustainable Energy, a charity in Bristol that serves the South West region. They offer:

  • Free, impartial advice and support with energy bills, home insulation and heating, income maximisation and lots more.

  • Phone the freephone advice line on 0800 082 2234 or email 


There are a number of energy-related home improvement grant schemes currently available for Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) residents on low incomes:
Bright Green Homes
 Apply here

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 £36,000 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 

*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.​

 Apply here

Read about BANES resident Dan's experience of getting Bright Green Homes funding to improve his home's energy efficiency and reduce his bills.

For more information on available grants, visit our Funding page.
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