Additional housing grants and loans
Boiler Upgrade Scheme
GOV.UK is providing funding for upgrading your boiler.
You could get a grant to cover part of the cost of replacing fossil fuel systems with a heat pump or biomass boiler.
More information is on the GOV.UK website.
Great British Insulation Scheme
This grant scheme is for owner-occupiers, private tenants and landlords.
This scheme will install single measure insulation to improve energy efficiency of your home.
Full details of the scheme and how to apply will be available soon.
Essex Energy Switch
The Essex Energy Switch is a group buying scheme for gas and electricity.
It is a collaborative approach to search for cheaper, greener deals on their energy bills. Buying as a group reduces the prices. An auction takes place where energy suppliers offer bids to residents promoting their lowest tariffs.
All energy suppliers must offer 100% renewable energy as part of their tariffs. If the tariff isn’t beneficial, as a resident, there is no obligation to accept or pursue with the tariff.
More information can be found on the Big Community Switch website.