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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Household energy grants and help for householders

Grants, support schemes and advice to help you reduce your bills and keep your home warm.

Grants and financial help

Warm Homes Essex

Help with the cost of energy, going green, home improvements, financial help and tips on energy saving.

Great British Insulation Scheme

You may be able to get free or cheaper insulation to reduce your home's energy bills through the government's insulation support scheme.

Green Deal: energy saving for your home

The Green Deal helps you make energy-saving improvements to your home and to find the best way to pay for them.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Find how to apply to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme on GOV.UK. You could get a grant to cover part of the cost of replacing fossil fuel heating systems with a heat pump or biomass boiler.

Help to improve a home with no gas boiler (Home Upgrade Grant)

You could get free energy saving improvements made to your home if you do not use a gas boiler as your main heating system.

Make your home cheaper, warmer and greener through funded energy-saving improvements.

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born before 25 September 1957 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a 'Winter Fuel Payment'.

Cold Weather Payment

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you're getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.


Ways to save energy in your home

Find ways to save energy in your home

Get recommendations on GOV.UK for home improvements that could make your property cheaper to heat and keep warm.

Save money on your energy bills

The Energy Saving Trust has advice on how you can save money on your gas and electricity bills.

You can use the Essex Energy Switch scheme to get a better deal on your gas and electricity. It is free to register and there is no obligation to switch.

Solar Together Essex

If you live or run a business in Essex you can register for 'Solar Together Essex', the solar panel group buying scheme.