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

Households on low incomes can get help towards a new, energy efficient heating system and insulation through the West Sussex Affordable Warmth scheme.

If your household income is £16,010 or less and you receive certain benefits, you could get help towards a new energy efficient oil boiler, LPG boiler or electric storage heaters.  Funding is also available for loft and cavity wall insulation.

The scheme, which is time-limited, is open to homeowners and tenants in privately rented accommodation (subject to the landlord's consent). 

For further information please call Osborne Energy on - 0800 085 1674 and quote 'West Sussex Affordable Warmth'.  Lines are open from Monday to Thursday between 8.30am and 5pm and Fridays between 8.30 and 4.30pm.

Full details, including eligibility, are also available from the Osborne Energy website.

The scheme is funded by the Government's Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) and Your Energy Sussex.  All work is carried out to a high standard by Osborne Energy's qualified and accredited installers.

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 www.gov.uk 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 www.gov.uk 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 www.gov.uk 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.