Grants, discounts and financial help with keeping warm
The following list shows what financial help is available if you are planning to make energy saving improvements to your home.
If you receive certain means tested or disability benefits, or you are aged 60 or over on a low income, you may be eligible for a Coldbusters Grant.
This is a locally funded grant for homeowners and private tenants which provides:
- central heating
- new boilers
- loft insulation
- cavity wall insulation
- heating improvements
Please see the Coldbusters leaflet(pdf, 1194KB) to see if you are eligible for help.
To make an application or get further details please call freephone 0800 358 6668.
Community Energy Action Grants
Richmond Council’s new Community Energy Action Grants are open for applications until July 15 2013. Grants are available for community and not-for-profit groups to save energy in the buildings they use or to help others save energy at home. Up to £1,000 is available for individual groups, or up to £2,500 for joint projects involving two or more organisations.
You can find comprehensive advice and information about renewable energy systems which may help toward savings on energy costs by visiting the Energy Saving Trust website.
The Green Deal
The Green Deal is a new initiative to remove the upfront cost of making energy efficiency improvements in your home to reduce your bills. Up to 45 different energy saving measures are covered by the scheme and you can be repaid through the predicted savings you make on your utility bills. See the Green Deal page for more information.
Feed in tariffs
Did you know that you could be making money from the electricity generated by your own renewable technology installation?
For current tariff and technology information visit the Energy Saving Trust website, Sell your own Energy section.
Other financial help
- Winter Fuel Payment: Is available to most people over the age of 60. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/winterfuelpayment.
- Cold Weather Payment: Is available to people on a range of benefits. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/coldweatherpayments.
- Disabled Facilities Grants (also covers heating systems): For more information about this grant, read our Disabled Facilities Grants web page.
- Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity may be able to helps local families with grants towards the cost of gas and electricity.For more information, visit www.hfac.co.uk.