Advice for saving money on energy bills, including available grants, can be found below.

Boiler efficiency advice

Save money and energy by changing a single setting on your combi boiler. An average household could save around £112 per year in energy bills by adjusting the boiler flow settings to 60 degrees or below.

Turning down the flow temperature on a combi boiler is quick, free and easy to do. It can be changed back instantly if necessary, so there is nothing to lose by trying it. Visit to turn down your combi boiler.

Energy Company Obligation - home energy efficiency

Qualifying householders can access funding to upgrade heating or improve home insulation through the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. More information can be found on the Leicestershire County Council website.

British Gas Energy Trust Offering Fuel Poverty Grants

Funding to clear the energy debts of struggling households in Great Britain. Full details can be found on the British Gas Energy Trust website.

In response to the cost-of-living crisis and energy price cap increase, the independent charitable trust is currently providing two funds:

  • Individuals and Families Fund
  • British Gas Energy Support Fund

Both are intended to tackle fuel poverty by clearing the energy debts of struggling households in Great Britain.

The funds will cover debt arrears of up to £1,500. The Trust does not award cash payments and will instead credit the householder account.

Applicants to either fund must have received support from a money advice organisation and are required to provide the details of the group in question.

Those applying to the Individuals and Families Fund do not need to be customers of British Gas, though the majority of the funding pot is reserved for customers.

The British Gas Energy Support Fund is only open to customers of British Gas who have not received a grant in the past 12 months.

Proof of income is required to determine whether a household is in or at risk of fuel poverty.

Applications can be submitted at any time until the funding runs out.

Royal British Legion energy bill support for veterans

The Royal British Legion has launched support for eligible veterans to help them with their energy bills.

Find out more on the Money Saving Expert website.

Leicestershire County Council's Warm Homes project

Energy efficiency grants and advice are available through Leicestershire County Council’s Warm Homes project. Find out more.

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Green Living Leicestershire

Green Living Leicestershire is a partnership between Leicestershire authorities to deliver projects supporting sustainability and Net Zero - the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible. 

The home energy grant is administered by the County Council's Warm Homes service together with YES Energy Solutions and can provide homeowners with fully-funded energy efficiency measures improving the warmth and comfort of homes, whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the county.

For more information visit Green Living Leicestershire – home energy grant.

Last updated: Thu 6th July, 2023 @ 08:50