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Heating and insulation grants

Insulation Grants from Healthy Homes Dorset

Healthy Homes Dorset aims to help all Dorset residents get free impartial energy advice and access to a wide range of grants for cavity wall, loft insulation and heating. The service is available to tenants, landlords and owner-occupiers Contact Healthy Homes Dorsetfor more information.

Heat Melcombe Regis

Heat Melcombe Regis is a Dorset Council led scheme which can provide grants for free, first time gas fired central heating (including a mains gas connection), loft and cavity wall insulation, for properties in and around the Melcombe Regis area of Weymouth. Residents of Melcombe Regis, Littlemoor, Underhill, Westham East, Westham North, Westham West or Weymouth East will automatically qualify for some or all of the available funding. To apply please complete a brief application form or call Heat Melcombe Regison 01305 550556.

Keep warm this winter

Do you find it hard to pay your gas and electricity bills?

  • is your home hard to heat?
  • would you like to check you are getting all the benefits and financial help you are entitled to?
  • is keeping warm in winter made more difficult by poor health, having a disability, mental health issues, having young children under 5, or living 'off gas'?

If you answered 'YES' to one of these questions, contact Dorset Community Action who can help with advice, benefit claims, switching energy suppliers, home improvements, loans and grants.

Green Homes Grants

Make your home warmer and your energy bills cheaper with a Green Homes Grant. Homeowners in England, including landlords, can get up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation. Low income households can get 100% of the costs of work covered up to £10,000. If you’re a tradesperson, make sure you’re eligible to carry out work under the scheme, which will support thousands of green jobs.

Visit Green Homes Grant for details of eligibility and how to apply

Home Energy Conservation

Under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA), councils are required to publish regular progress reports on how they have improved the energy efficiency of domestic dwellings in their area and also helped to reduce carbon emissions associated with housing. For more information please read the Dorset councils latest HECA Report.

Statement of Intent (March 2019) which details how Dorset local authorities have set their own eligibility for the funding of domestic energy efficiency measures. See the superseded Statement of Intent (May 2018).

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