Funding for Home Energy Improvements

  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme - provides grants to property owners to replace fossil fuel heating systems with low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps or biomass boilers.
  • Better Housing Better Health - helps Buckinghamshire residents to keep warm and well at home and improve the energy efficiency of their homes by providing free, confidential advice about switching energy suppliers, maximising income, signing up to the Priority Services Register and accessing financial support.
    Energy Doctor Scheme - Run as part of Better Housing Better Health. If you receive benefits, or have a household income of less than £30,000 a year, and live in a privately-rented property with an energy rating of D-G then you could be eligible for free support to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Energy Doctors can advise on ways that eligible households can reduce energy consumption and costs and put in place suitable low-cost easy retrofit resource efficiency (LCERRE) measures, such as draft proofing and hot water cylinder insulation. 
  • The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and ECO+ (from Summer 2023) schemes aim to make homes more energy efficient and bring down people’s energy bills by helping them to insulate their homes. The ECO places a requirement on energy suppliers to help households reduce the costs of their home heating by fitting energy-saving measures. Different energy suppliers have different amounts of support and offer different types of improvements - so you will need to check with your energy company if you are eligible.