Help with home energy improvements

Information about the home energy grants and schemes available in the Home Energy Team Information Sheet.

We have various schemes running throughout the year that could support you with the cost of heating and insulation improvements. For some schemes you may even qualify for the work to be completed free of charge.

Each scheme will have different qualifying criteria so even if you have not been eligible before this may change with different schemes.

For more information contact the Energy Team on 01924 305887 or email energyteam@wakefield.gov.uk

Warm Homes Fund

Through the Warm Homes Fund we will arrange for gas-fired central heating systems to be installed free of charge in qualifying households. Some households that need a gas supply may also qualify to have this installed free of charge. All the work will be carried out by the our approved contractors and is hassle free.

To qualify you must not have a central heating system already installed in your home. Households that are using electric storage heaters or coal fired heating systems or have no heating at all are urged to apply as there is a good chance they will qualify.

For further information or to apply for the scheme please call the Energy Team on 01924 305887 or email energyteam@wakefield.gov.uk

Be Warm Wakefield

Be Warm Wakefield provides discounted loft and cavity wall insulation and in some cases it may be free of charge for qualifying households. All work is carried out by our approved contractor and this offer is available for home owners and private rented properties.

To arrange a no obligation survey and quotation please contact the Energy Team on 01924 305887 or email energyteam@wakefield.gov.uk

Support with Gas Connections

Through Northern Gas Networks we can support eligible residents to connect to the gas network for a subsidised cost and in some cases free of charge. We can often link this with one of our other schemes to greatly reduce the cost of installing gas central heating in your home.

For further information please contact the Energy Team on 01924 305887 or email energyteam@wakefield.gov.uk

Better Homes Wakefield

Better Homes Wakefield is part of Better Homes Yorkshire and is delivered by ENGIE. Better Homes Wakefield is open to homeowners, private tenants and landlords across the Leeds City Region. ENGIE and its sub-contractors are the only companies approved by us to install home energy efficiency improvement measures across the Wakefield district.

There are many energy efficiency improvements that can be carried out to make your home warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat, these include:

Better Homes Wakefield can provide a free no obligation survey and quotation for your home.

Go to the Better Homes website or call on 0800 597 1500 to arrange your survey. Alternatively you can call the Energy Team on 01924 305887.

Special discount offers and grant funding may be available so don't delay, act today.

Wakefield Energy Savers Loan

Funded by Wakefield Council and available through Leeds City Credit Union, the Energy Savers Loan is an interest free loan that you can use to help pay for insulation, heating and microgeneration work in your home.

Loans are available up to a maximum of £7,000 over a repayment period of 5 years.
You can select your own reputable installer to do the work, however we may be able to help you find someone if required.

To apply you must be an owner-occupier and meet ONE of the following criteria:

  1. Be of state pension age
  2. Be in receipt of an income related benefit (excluding Child Tax Credit)
  3. Have a net household income of less than £16,105
  4. Be in receipt of Universal Credit

If you do not meet ONE of the three criteria listed above you may also qualify by undergoing a simple application assessment by our Loans Officer.

Apply now to secure your Wakefield Energy Savers Loan by calling 01924 305887.

Alternatively you can apply by email at energyteam@wakefield.gov.uk 

Contact us

Energy & Homeowner Support Team

Strategic Housing
Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 305 887