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Grants and Funding

There are several regional, national and European funds available for efficiency measures and renewable energy projects of all sizes.  Click the links below to find the latest information on the grants and funding available.


Funding for home energy efficiency improvements

Are you affected by rising fuel bills or do you know somebody who is?  Then the council supported Suffolk Energy Action service could help you benefit from energy efficient improvements like a replacement boiler, cavity wall, solid wall and loft insulation – even solar panels.

Suffolk Energy Action (SEA) is designed to help all Suffolk residents save money on their energy bills and encourage the reduction of carbon emissions through energy efficiency improvements. Suffolk Energy Action will provide assessments on the energy performance of homes, identify potential improvements, and provide options and advice for grant funding.

Many householders living in homes without mains gas and/or in properties without cavity walls may qualify for extra financial assistance via the Suffolk Energy Action scheme.  For example, early takers can qualify for the Green Deal Cash-back worth over £4,000 in the case of solid wall insulation.

Improvements within the Suffolk Energy Action scheme include:

  • Cavity, loft and solid wall insulation
  • Replacement boilers
  • Renewable energy technologies e.g solar panels

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have partnered with the other County, District & Borough Councils in Suffolk to help residents save money on their energy bills.  Together they are offering a new Council backed service called Suffolk Energy Action that provides funding and advice for the installation of energy efficiency improvements. Suffolk Energy Action is being delivered by Climate Energy and works to complement existing schemes like Suffolk’s Warm Homes Healthy People project.  This service is funded via the national Energy Companies Obligation (ECO), householder contributions, central government grants, but not through Council budgets.

To find out what your options are and contact the scheme via the Suffolk Energy Action website or by calling freephone 0800 840 9090 (or from a mobile: 0208 633 9760).

Warm Homes Healthy People fund 2013-14

Mid Suffolk District Council is working with local authorities across Suffolk to support those who are struggling to keep warm or are worried about the cost of heating their home. The funding is designed to support those most in need. Family members, friends or neighbours are urged to help them.

The funding can offer, subject to eligibility:

  • a free home energy survey carried out by an independent surveyor,
  • emergency boiler repairs, or
  • free temporary heater loan;
  • help with cost of the home insulation 
  • energy- efficiency measures including draught proofing,
  • assistance with paying fuel bills.

People could qualify for the free survey if they own or privately rent their home and:

  • someone living in the property is over 60 or under 5 years old or
  • someone living in the property is in receipt of a disability or means tested benefit or
  • the property is within Council Tax band A-C

To find out more or book a survey call 08456 037 686 (Local rate, lines open Monday-Friday 9 - 5pm). Please note we have only member of staff to answer calls so if the line is busy please ring again. 

Survey appointments are available evenings and weekends, as well as during the day. 


Green Suffolk

Creating the Greenest County is an aspiration that involves the whole county in enhancing the natural and historic environment and responding to climate change. For details follow the link below: 


All seven local authorities in Suffolk work together as Suffolk Energy Action Link (SEAL). The main priority for SEAL is to promote domestic energy efficiency and encourage a reduction in energy use within the home.

Ipswich and Suffolk Credit Union

A credit union is a cooperative financial institution that is owned and controlled by its members and operated for the purpose of promoting thrift, providing credit at reasonable rates, and providing other financial services to its members.

Other funding opportunities in Suffolk

Funding and grants from the Government.

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is here to give impartial, accurate and authoritative advice on how to reduce carbon emissions and use water more sustainably, as well as to help people to save money on energy bills.

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