Financial Help

Grants for insulation and boilers

Grants are available to help low income households fund a replacement boiler and insulation and stay warm and healthy during the winter

Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) the largest energy suppliers are obligated to fund energy efficiency improvements in the homes of certain customers.  Participating energy companies promote and will subsidise the cost of installing improvements to make homes warmer, healthier and more energy efficient.  For homeowners or people living in privately rented accommodation, and who are in receipt of certain benefits and/or tax-credits, there may be support available for boiler repairs or replacements and a range of insulation options.

West Sussex Affordable Warmth

Help with insulation and heating upgrades is now available via the West Sussex Affordable Warmth Scheme.
West Sussex County Council is working with YES Energy Solutions to help residents access fully and part funded energy saving home improvements.

The scheme is designed to help both homeowners and tenants with a range of heating and insulation improvements, using funding secured through the Government's ECO program for heating and insulation measures.

There are different eligibility criteria, but if you are a West Sussex resident and are:

  • on a low income OR
  • living with a long term health condition AND
  • living in a cold home or struggling to pay energy bills

...then please get in touch to see if we can help.

To find out more, please call 0330 0581 918 or visit  

Telephone lines are open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Winter Fuel Payment

This is a tax-free benefit to help pay for heating during the winter.  You could be eligible if you have reached the qualifying age and you normally live in Great Britain.  For further information on the Winter Fuel Payment please visit the website.

Cold Weather Payment

Cold Weather Payments are made during periods of very cold weather to help people pay for extra heating costs.  For further information on the Cold Weather Payment please visit the website.

Warm Home Discount

The Warm Home Discount helps low income and vulnerable households with energy costs.  For further information on the Warm Home Discount please visit the website.

Sourthern Gas Network (SGN) Help to Heat scheme: Supporting connections to the mains gas network

SGN is helping to make homes warmer by offering free or discounted gas connections to low-income and vulnerable customers.

Through the Help to Heat scheme, SGN is supporting people living in fuel poverty and the funding is available to you as a house owner or tenant. Whether you live in a flat, bungalow, house or park home, connecting to the mains gas network can contribute to improving energy efficiency and heating your home for less.

For more information about the Help to Heat scheme, including qualifying criteria, please visit the SGN Help to Heat website  or call them on 0800 183 0025.