Financial help for energy saving measures in Bristol homes

£2.6m funding for Bright Green Homes scheme

Bristol residents could get financial help to have energy saving measures installed in their homes – through a new £2.6m council scheme.

The city has been awarded the funds from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for Bright Green Homes – which will allow hundreds of households to improve their energy efficiency.

Funding is available for the installation of underfloor, loft and cavity wall insulation as well as Solar PV or Solar Thermal renewable technologies.

This could mean up to £10,000 of energy saving measures for each home, if eligible, delivered free of charge.

The council’s Energy Service will also work with residents to identify any other free and low-cost energy saving options to help further reduce energy bills.

The scheme is available until the end of September 2021 – and residents should register for funding before 31 July.

It is limited to around 200 homes in Bristol and people are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Residents from low-income households with Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of G, F, E or D rating can apply immediately

For more information on the scheme and eligibility criteria visit Bristol City Council’s Energy Service website.