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Prepare for winter now and insulate your property today. There are various funding options for heating and insulation improvements and ways of reducing your fuel bills. Advice is available to both home owners and renters.

For all home energy and housing enquiries, including heating, insulation improvements and housing repairs complete the Home energy enquiry form.

Available to view also is the Home Energy Checklist, which will help guide you through financial help available and practical steps you can take to help keep your home feeling warmer this winter.

Advice for residents

Grants available

Our policy on Housing assistance and disabled adaptions can be found on the Housing grants and loans page.

Boiler Upgrade Grant – Assistance to replace you main heating system for an Air Source Heat pump or Ground Source Heat Pump.

GOV.UK – Check if you are eligible for the boiler upgrade scheme

North East Lincolnshire Council LAD3 and HUG1 energy efficiency funding – Reduce your energy bills, keep your home warmer and reduce carbon emissions with home energy upgrades from North East Lincolnshire’s LAD3 (Local Authority Delivery) and HUG1 (Home Upgrade Grant) funding schemes.

Homeowners and private renters can apply if they think they meet the eligibility criteria and their property is suitable.

For privately rented properties, landlords are required to make a contribution to cover one third of the total costs of the measures installed.

Funding has been secured from the Government as part of their pledge to upgrade inefficient homes.

The council is working with energy experts YES Energy Solutions to qualify residents for the scheme.

Are you eligible?

The LAD3 and HUG1 Scheme will help residents living in homes with poor energy efficiency ratings who also have a low income.

To qualify residents must:

  • Have a household income of £30,000 or less,


  • Receive income related benefits

Households with savings of £16,000 or more do not qualify.

Is your property eligible?

You must also live in a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G.

(EPC band D is accepted if there’s fewer than 30% D rated properties signed up to the scheme).

What could you receive?

If you qualify for the scheme, your property will undergo a survey to see which improvements would improve its warmth and efficiency the most.

Your property type will also affect how much funding you can receive, but it could be up to £10,000 for on-gas properties and £25,000 for off-gas properties.

Examples of what you could receive for free include:

  • External wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Underfloor insulation
  • Solar panels (PV)
  • Air source heat pump
  • High heat retention electric storage heaters

If you and your property is eligible for the measure(s) in the scheme, our surveyor partners will create a plan that selects one or more measures to provide maximum benefits.

How to apply

If you are a householder interested in the scheme, please contact the Home Energy Team on 01472 324703.

What is an Energy Performance Certificate

Energy Performance Certificates were introduced in 2007 and are a legal requirement for a building to be sold, let or constructed. Once obtained, an EPC is valid for 10 years. 

The Certificate will tell you on a scale of A-G, the energy efficiency of your home along with improvements that could be made, with ‘A’ being the most efficient home. Better-rated homes should have less impact through Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, the EPC will show the amount of CO2 emissions produced by that property in tonnes, and will advise on the amount this could be reduced by. 

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Legislation 

In April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards introduced made it a legal requirement for all privately owned properties to have an EPC rating of at least an ‘E’ before they are sold or let. The legislation applies to both domestic and commercial properties, although there are some exemptions, for example if a property is a listed building. 

Those who fail to make the necessary changes will be subject to the appropriate fines: up to £5,000 for domestic dwellings.

Oil Buying Scheme – To assist those customer purchasing Oil, we are working with Humber Wolds Community Council – Rural energy on a bulk buying scheme.

Details coming soon.

How can I save Money on my Fuel Bills?

  • Energy Saving Trust an independent, respected and trusted voice on energy efficiency and clean energy solutions.
  • Simple Energy Advice offers impartial and independent advice to help you reduce bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Big Community Switch is a free scheme that could help you save money on your energy bills. It’s easy and there is no obligation to accept the offer. All you need to provide are your contact details, the name of your energy supplier and details of your current energy usage and tariff.

Where can I get advice if I am struggling to pay my fuel bills?

Contact the Home Energy team on 01472 324703 or go to the National Debtline.

Am I eligible for winter fuel and cold weather payments?

Find out if you are eligible on the GOV.UK website:

Related websites

GOV.UK – The smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations – New regulations for Carbon Monoxide Detectors from 1 October 2022

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