Energy grants Energy grants from energy suppliers
Gas and electricity suppliers serving more than 250,000 household customers, most notably the big six energy companies - British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon, Npower, SSE and Scottish Power - are obliged to help people reduce carbon emissions from their homes.
This is driven by the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, launched with the Green Deal.
You can find out more about ECO and the Green Deal in our guide to the Green Deal explained.
Under ECO and the Green Deal, grants and loans are available to cover all or part of the cost of energy efficiency measures, most commonly loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation, double glazing or a new boiler.
Installation of loft insulation and cavity wall insulation is usually done by a contractor, although for loft insulation you will usually have to clear your loft first and take up any boards, as this is not normally included. But there are exceptions.
What energy-saving offers are available?
Grants through ECO are subject to eligibility criteria. To find out if your household could qualify, call the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234.
Loans are available through the Green Deal. Find out more in our guide to the Green Deal.