A yellow rain warning is in place across Leicestershire and flooding may occur in the borough.

Stay safe and read our flood information and advice to make sure you are prepared.

Home energy

There are a number of ways to get help to reduce energy costs. Energy Saving Trust offer energy efficiency tips and Citizens Advice provide information on changing your energy supplier.

In addition, your energy provider can sometimes help you reduce your costs. It can be beneficial to get in touch with them directly.

Support with energy supply issues for vulnerable groups

If you have a health issue that would be affected by disruptions to your energy supply contact:

  • For electricity: National Grid and sign up to their register for support in the event of a power cut 
  • For gas: contact Cadent Gas.

Green Living Leicestershire scheme

Green Living Leicestershire is a partnership between ourselves, Leicestershire County Council, and other Leicestershire district authorities. The scheme aims to deliver projects supporting sustainability and Net Zero (the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible).

Through the scheme multiple grants funding and opportunities will be available. You can see the current projects below.

Home Upgrade Grant

If your home has an Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of either D, E, F, or G (D or E in private rental) and one of the following applies to you, you may be eligible for a Home Upgrade Grant.

  • You live in a priority neighbourhood area.
  • You are in receipt of means tested benefits.
  • Your household income is lower than £31,000 per year.

Home Upgrade Grants are designed to help you improve the warmth and comfort of your home, whilst also reducing your energy bills and carbon emissions.

These grants will support households who do not have mains gas as a primary heating system such as those with electric, heating oil, LPG or solid fuel heating. Households that only use gas for cooking or secondary room heating can still apply.

This scheme is administered by Leicestershire County Councils' Warm Homes service together with YES Energy Solutions, through the Green Living Leicestershire scheme.

For more information on the grants, including the full eligibility criteria, eligible postcode areas or to apply, visit Leicestershire County Council website or call project delivery partner YES Energy Solutions on 0330 912 6199, who can support you with your application. 

Last updated 15 December 2023
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