Cavity and loft insulation grants
The Council is currently working with a local contractor to offer grants for cavity and loft insulation if you live in a privately owned property. At present all the funding has been committed for the £99 scheme. If you are in receipt of an Energy Company Obligation eligible benefit or on a low income with a long term health condition or in fuel poverty under The Low Income High Cost definition then aid maybe still available and please email or contact as below.
To receive more information please complete a private housing service request (opens in new window), email the energy efficiency team or telephone the council on (01482) 396301 and select option 2.
First time central heating grants
Following successful bids to the Warm Homes Fund the council now has access to funding for first time gas central heating systems and air source heat pumps. This will allow more households to affordably heat their homes and in turn will help keep people warmer and healthier, especially if they have cold related or long term health conditions.
To find out if you qualify to access the funding for a first time gas central heating system or air source heat pump in your home, or someone you know, contact;(01482) 396180 or private housing service request (opens in new window), email the energy efficiency team.
Funding is limited, so don’t delay getting in contact.
Renewable energy grants
Renewable grants at present are via Feed-in tariffs which have been available since April 2010. These grants are for solar electricity panels (PV) or wind turbines. For more information please visit the Energy Saving Trust website.
Energy Saving Trust (external website)
Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Grants
Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Grants are now available for the following measures;
- solar thermal panels (must be a flat plate or evacuated tube and designed only to provide domestic hot water)
- air source heat pumps
- ground source heat pumps
- biomass only boilers
- biomass pellet stoves.
Factsheets and guidance on applying for Renewable Heat Incentive Grants are available from Ofgem.
Ofgem (external website)
npower Health Through Warmth aims to improve the levels of warmth, comfort, and quality of life for vulnerable people who have long-term illnesses made worse by cold living conditions.
Health Through Warmth may be able to assist with insulation, boiler repairs or replacement, heating systems or appliances, energy efficiency, and benefits advice as well as access to grants and other funds if you are an owner occupier.
We know people can enjoy a better home environment and improved health and well-being when they are comfortable, confident, secure and safe at home.
If you think your housing conditions may harm your health condition you should contact a health or social care worker and ask to be referred to our service, especially if you are:
- living with a disability
- living with a long-term health condition
We receive referrals from a wide range of health workers and a wide range of other public services, community, charity, and volunteer services, including:
- community matrons
- carer's support
- occupational therapists
- social workers
- Age UK East Riding
- Fire Officers
- Citizens Advice
- Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council.
Alternatively please complete a private housing service request (opens in new window), email the energy efficiency team or telephone the council on (01482) 396301 and select option 2.
If you do not have a health condition made worse by the cold you may be eligible to the Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility.
Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Flexible Eligibility
Further to the guidance by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has approved a Statement of Intent (SOI). This explains what eligibility criteria private sector households will need to fulfil for aid towards heating measures.
Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility (pdf 43kb opens in new window)
If you wish to apply for the Fuel Poverty element of Flexible Eligibility please complete and return the following application form by email to email@example.com
Flexible Eligibility Fuel Poverty Application Form (word 413kb opens in new window)