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Current schemes, Grants and Funding

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has secured funding to run the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme in Greater Manchester in partnership with E.ON.
Tameside residents who meet the eligibility criteria below are encouraged to apply.
The scheme aims to help low-income homes’ keep warm by improving the energy efficiency rating and reducing energy bills.
Funding is being made available to Tameside homeowners

Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP)

Tameside Council is offering residents a new, completely free of charge service to help you save money and keep you home warm and cosy.

How it Works

Once we’ve checked your eligibility, you will get a FREE home visit from a qualified Home Energy Advisor who can help

  • Install FREE simple home energy measures (LED lighting, draught proofing etc)
  • Give you day to day energy efficiency hints and tips and make sure your heating controller is working correctly
  • Help you check if you are on the cheapest tariff
  • Arrange a FREE telephone advice service to help with benefits, money and bill problems
  • Refer you for further energy efficiency improvements such as loft or cavity wall insulation and in some instances a new boiler..

For more information about the scheme visit or call 0800 060 7567

For Help with Heating and Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation Contact:-

E.ON Energy Solutions  for free faulty or inefficient boiler replacements and cavity wall or loft insulation (subject to eligibility and survey). You do not need to be an EON customer to apply.

Energy Company Obligation
Flexible Eligibility, Statement of Intent

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funds are provided by energy suppliers to assist fuel poor, low income and vulnerable residents.

In February 2019, BEIS published updated guidance for Local Authorities on engaging with energy suppliers to identify households that would benefit from energy efficiency improvements. This maintains the ECO flexible eligibility mechanism, through which Local Authorities can set eligibility criteria in a Statement of Intent (SOI) to determine which fuel poor, low income and vulnerable residents are eligible for ECO flexible eligibility funds.

In Greater Manchester, it has been agreed that there will be one Statement of Intent covering all 10 districts and declarations of eligibility will only be issued for Greater Manchester wide or Local Authority led schemes via the affordable warmth service operating in each district.

Warm Homes Discount Scheme

This is a £140 rebate off electricity bills and is offered to certain groups of people by energy companies.

If you receive pension credit guarantee, you will receive this payment automatically.

 Other low income or vulnerable households may also be eligible. However, this won't be paid automatically, so you are advised to ring your utility provider and check if you qualify.


Winter Fuel Payment

The winter fuel payment is a tax free annual benefit for over 60s.

Most payments are made automatically between November and December. If you qualify but don’t get paid automatically you can phone the Winter Fuel Helpline on 08459 15 15 15 or visit the web link below.


Cold Weather Payment

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits.

Payments are made when your local temperature is either recorded as, or forecast to be, an average of zero degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.

You will receive £25.00 for any qualifying week.

Payments are automatic so you do not need to apply.


Trust Fund Grants

Many utility suppliers run Trust Fund grants to help customers in financial difficulty. These can help to clear fuel debts and even pay for household goods and appliances if necessary.

British Gas -

Npower -

EDF Energy -

United Utilities -  

Nationally Available Grants

There are a number of schemes available to help with the cost of fitting energy-saving improvements in your home.

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