Help with home energy improvements

Take a look at our most recent Energy & Homeowner Support Team newsletter by clicking on the link to the right of this page.

Information about the grants and schemes available on the Energy and Homeowner Support Schemes leaflet and below.

  • Warm Homes Fund 

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

Also, check out the Team's Facebook page @wakefieldsupport.

Big Boiler Scheme

Fully launched in April, our 'Big Boiler Scheme' helps Wakefield district residents improve their heating systems. It is now live and new heating systems are being installed.

The Scheme provides qualifying residents who live in their own home with FREE replacement gas boilers and new gas central heating systems. There is a wide range of qualifying criteria and receiving benefits is only one of them so many residents will be eligible.

All of the heating work is done by the Council's Better Homes Yorkshire approved contractor so it's easy and hassle free.

The Big Boiler Scheme will only be able available for a few months so apply now to secure your heating grant.

To enquire call the Energy and Homeowner Support Team on 01924 305887 or email

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

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

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 

Contact us

Energy & Homeowner Support Team

Strategic Housing
Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 305 887