Support for households

Find out how we’re helping to make homes warmer, less draughty and cheaper to run.

Improving homes and lowering energy bills across West Yorkshire

We want everyone in West Yorkshire to live in a warm home which they can afford to heat and run. We’re investing more than £34 million from the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation scheme to improve insulation and install renewable energy such as solar panels and battery storage. So far, work has been completed in 1,700 socially rented homes, and more than 4,000 more will be completed by 2025. Doing this helps homes use less energy for heating and power, as well as lowering bills for renters. It also reduces mould, draughts and other issues which can cause people to become unwell.

Our plans to help more households lower their bills and reduce emissions

  1. A new low-interest loan scheme will launch in Spring 2024 to help homeowners improve insultation and install renewable energy solutions such as heat pumps.
  2. We’re developing a one-stop shop for advice to help people across West Yorkshire to lower their bills and improve the energy efficiency of their homes which will launch in 2024.
  3. The Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, is working with the Government to call for more regional support and funding to help households prepare for a net zero carbon future.

Where can you find more support?

 

What support is available across West Yorkshire?

Our partner councils offer various schemes to help both homeowners and renters to lower their bills, improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

National support schemes

Find out more about the national support schemes available below

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, you could get a grant of up to £7,500 to cover part of the cost of replacing fossil fuel heating systems with a heat pump or biomass boiler.

What is a heat pump?

The Energy Saving Trust provides impartial information on air-source heat pumps, their benefits and which homes may be suitable.

Great British Insulation Scheme

The Great British Insultation Scheme supports low energy performance households (EPC D-G) and Council bands A-D to access free or cheaper insulation to reduce home energy bills.

ECO4

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) is a government energy-efficiency scheme, placing an obligation on energy companies to deliver retrofits. The scheme will run until 31 March 2026.

Connected for Warmth

Connected for Warmth is an award-winning grant scheme offering FREE energy-saving measures to homes across Britain using a mixture of funding sources.

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