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

Leicestershire County Council's Warm Homes project

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

Current local schemes

Home Energy Retrofit Offer (HERO)

The Home Energy Retrofit Offer supports residents with advice on what can be done to homes to keep warm and cut energy bills. The service is provided by the Warm Home team in Public Health.

For more information see Home Energy Retrofit Offer (HERO)

Green Living Leicestershire Home Upgrade Grant

The aim of the scheme is to improve the warmth and comfort of homes that do not have mains-gas heating, whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the county. Eligible households could receive free energy efficiency improvements or clean heating (such as air source heat pumps) for their homes, following a home assessment.

For more information see Home Upgrade Grant.

Solar Together

Solar Together Leicestershire is an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Leicestershire households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you informed at every stage. The scheme runs in phases, and you can register your interest online.

For more information see Solar Together Leicestershire.

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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.

Last updated: Wed 15th May, 2024 @ 12:53