This page is for residents of Cambridge. If you do not live in the city, read South Cambridgeshire District Council’s advice on funding for household energy saving measures or check your local council’s website.
There are various grant schemes available to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Action on Energy grants for low-income households
We provide grants to help low-income households install energy-efficiency improvements and low-carbon heating through our Action on Energy partnership with local councils.
The grants are available for homeowners and private landlords.
- Find out more about Action on Energy grants for low-income households.
Emergency fuel vouchers
If you have a pre-pay meter and are struggling to afford to top it up, contact our partner PECT. They can offer advice, support and assess you for an emergency fuel voucher.
ECO energy efficiency scheme
The government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme helps to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
A part of the scheme called ‘flexible eligibility’ enables us to set targets for energy suppliers to help fund the installation of energy-efficiency measures in qualifying households.
- Find out more about the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) energy efficiency scheme
Cambs HIA, formerly known as Home Aid, is a home improvement agency set up to assist people living in Cambridge who are elderly or vulnerable, who have disability needs, or who are on a low income.
Their aim is to help people repair, maintain or adapt their homes by providing practical or financial advice and support, to enable them to remain in their own homes in greater comfort and safety.
- Find out more about Cambs HIA
Solar Together Cambridgeshire solar panels
In partnership with other Cambridgeshire councils, homeowners can ‘group buy’ solar panels (to bring down costs of purchase and installation) through the Solar Together Cambridgeshire scheme.
The scheme brings Cambridgeshire households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you informed at every stage.
Households who already have solar panels installed can also register to have battery storage added to your existing solar panels to maximise the benefits of your system.
Improvements to council homes
If you are concerned that your council home needs work to help improve energy efficiency, please contact our housing team.