Keeping your home warm and comfortable can be difficult, especially if you are worried about high energy bills. However, there are a wide range of funding options available to homeowners, landlords and tenants. We know that making energy efficiency changes to your home can be a significant investment, so we have summarised the funding support that is currently available below.

Remember to check back here periodically as new funding options become available all the time.

If you think you are eligible for any of our grant funded schemes, including HUG 2 or ECO4, you can complete our grant funding request form here.

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Available funding

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Home Upgrade Grant

Action on Energy has secured government funding to deliver home energy efficiency improvements across Cambridgeshire. We are able to support homeowners, landlords (and by extension residents) whose properties are not heated by mains gas.

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The Energy Company Obligation (ECO), is a government energy efficiency scheme administered by Ofgem. It provides energy efficiency measures in the homes of people struggling with their energy bills and is open to homeowners and tenants.

You can contact any of the obligated energy suppliers for more information even if they are not your energy provider. You can find more information about the scheme and who to contact to find out if you are eligible on the Ofgem website  Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – Homeowners and tenants | Ofgem

ECO4 lasts 4 years and runs from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2026.

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ECO4 Flex

Councils can also have a role to play in helping energy companies meet their obligations, under a new ECO Flex scheme. We are currently working up our scheme and will announce more information soon.

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Boiler Upgrade Grant

This government grant could help to cover part of the cost of replacing your fossil fuel (usually oil, gas or LPG) heating system with a heat pump. There is a handy eligibility checker on the scheme’s website that will help you to decide if this funding would work for you.

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Great British Insulation Scheme

The Great British Insulation Scheme is an energy efficiency scheme administered by Ofgem, which was formally known as ECO+. It aims to help improve energy efficiency in homes across Great Britain and will be available to the homes of people struggling with their energy bills. It will also be available to homes with an EPC of D-G, and within the Council Tax bands A-D in England and A-E in Scotland.

This scheme ‘compliments’ ECO4 but will mainly deliver single insulation measures rather than a ‘whole house’ approach. It will place an obligation on medium and large energy companies to deliver measures which will result in reduced energy usage.

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