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Home energy efficiency grants and incentives

This page is for residents of Cambridge. If you do not live in the city, read South Cambridgeshire District Council’s advice on funding for household energy saving measures or check your local council’s website.

There are various grant schemes available to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

Action on Energy grants for low-income households

We provide grants to help low-income households install energy-efficiency improvements and low-carbon heating through our Action on Energy partnership with local councils.

The grants are available for homeowners and private landlords.

Emergency fuel vouchers

If you have a pre-pay meter and are struggling to afford to top it up, contact our partner PECT. They can offer advice, support and assess you for an emergency fuel voucher.

ECO energy efficiency scheme

The government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme helps to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

A part of the scheme called ‘flexible eligibility’ enables us to set targets for energy suppliers to help fund the installation of energy-efficiency measures in qualifying households.

Cambs HIA

Cambs HIA, formerly known as Home Aid, is a home improvement agency set up to assist people living in Cambridge who are elderly or vulnerable, who have disability needs, or who are on a low income.

Their aim is to help people repair, maintain or adapt their homes by providing practical or financial advice and support, to enable them to remain in their own homes in greater comfort and safety.