Reduce your bills - schemes and grants

This guide will help you find energy grants and schemes that can reduce your bills. 

  1. Government schemes and benefits

    Many government schemes support free or subsidised energy-saving measures. These aim to help vulnerable people and encourage energy efficiency in our homes. Some schemes are provided directly through your supplier. 

    Check if you qualify for the government’s:

    Ask about:

    See if you can get paid to generate your own renewable power and heat through the:

  2. Grants and services from energy suppliers

    Many energy companies offer schemes or grants to help with home heating and energy costs. Some are open to anyone – you don’t need to be a customer.

    Contact your supplier to find out what they offer.

    Citizens Advice lists grants some larger suppliers offer

    Ask about being put on your supplier’s Priority Services Register. This is a free energy support service if you are vulnerable. 

  3. Grants from charities

    Let's Talk has information on grants some charities offer and how to apply.  

    Turn2Us has grants search and adviser locator tools.

  4. Home energy check

    Use the Simple Energy Advice website to explore ways to save on energy such as through:

    • home insulation
    • boiler upgrades
    • using more green energy, like solar power.

    Use their Energy Efficiency Calculator for personalised energy saving advice for your building and in your area. 

    The Energy Saving Trust also offer Community Home Energy Checks in England and Wales.

Further support

Contact Citizens Advice if you aren’t sure about your options and need more support. If you are in a  someone at their Extra Help Unit could take on your case. 

  • Call 0808 223 1133 or use their online webchat.
  • For textphone, dial 18001 followed by the helpline number.

In Scotland, Advice Direct Scotland can help: