Help with home energy improvements

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

Support with heating and insulation

The Council 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

Better Homes Wakefield

We are committed to helping our residents heat their homes for less by installing energy saving home improvements.

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

  • Heating
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Hard to Treat Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Room- in-roof (RIR) insulation
  • Renewables

Once a survey of your property has taken place Better Homes Yorkshire will be able to make recommended measures for your home.

Every home in Wakefield is different. Go to the Better Homes website to start creating your unique package of improvements. You can get a personalised offer for your home in just 4 simple steps.
If you want to talk through the options, please call the friendly advisors on 0800 597 1500.

Offers and funding are limited so are on a first come, first served basis. Don’t delay, act today.

Better Homes Wakefield is part of Better Homes Yorkshire and is open to homeowners, private tenants and landlords in the Leeds City Region. Participating councils include: Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Barnsley, Wakefield, York, Craven, Harrogate and Selby.

Working in partnership with council approved delivery partners ENGIE** (formerly Keepmoat Regeneration).

Engie is the only Council approved companies to carry out energy efficiency measures in your home and community.

** As of January 2018, Keepmoat Regeneration has re-branded as ENGIE, all projects being delivered through Better Homes Yorkshire from January 2018 onwards will be carried out by ENGIE.

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 the Council 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 aged 60 or over

  2. Be in receipt of an income related benefit (excluding Child Tax Credit)

  3. Be in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit and have a net household income of less than £16,010

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 305892.

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

Contact us

Home Energy Team

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

01924 305 887