Grants and Funding

Eco Funding

Funding is available for energy efficiency improvements such as loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and heating system replacements through the ECO scheme. Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. ECO funding is available to home owners and some private tenants. We work with installers who has access to ECO funding and can help you during the referral process if you qualify for the scheme.

This funding is available for vulnerable households, this has been defined as a household that is receiving income-related benefits or has a low overall household income and a resident with a vulnerability to the cold. Vulnerabilities can include suffering from a long-term health condition, being in receipt of a non-means tested benefit or living in a property that has a low energy performance. Please contact us to find out more about the eligibility criteria.

Local Funding

We also have access to additional council grants which vary between each Local Authority and have different criteria. The two grants that we manage directly are the Better Housing Better Health grant and the Fuel Poverty Grant.

Buckinghamshire – Better Housing Better Health grant

Grants of up to £2,500 for energy efficiency measures are available for owner occupiers with a resident who suffers from a long-term health condition. Referrals must be made by a health or social care professional, please find the referral form below.

Download Referral Form

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils – Fuel Poverty Grant

A grant of up to £1,000 is available for home-owners in receipt of a means-tested benefit. The funding must go towards measures which will improve the energy efficiency of the property. If you think you could be eligible, please speak to us on 0800 107 0044 or email at bhbh@nef.org.uk.