Warm Homes Fund

Norfolk's Warm Home Fund partnership is a two year project which aims to help fuel-poor households across Norfolk. Through the scheme it is hoped that many Norfolk residents - including homeowners, as well as landlords and renters will benefit, with eligibility for the grant funding based on the income and health criteria of the occupier of the property.

In Breckland, the grant funding is intended for the installation of first time central heating systems, for households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel to improve the comfort in cold homes, which should have a significant impact on people's health.

This project also benefits from links to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme which obligates large suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic premises for those on certain benefits and own or privately rent your property. The Government has now given Local Authorities the ability to identify vulnerable households that could benefit from improvements provided through ECO. This is called Flexible Eligibility.

Breckland has published criteria, in a statement of intent, allowing additional households to benefit from the scheme. To view the criteria, please read the Icon for word Eco Flex statement of intent Version 1 [41.89KB].

Warm Homes Fund Eligibility

If you are struggling to pay your energy bills and your home is hard to keep warm in winter, you may be eligible to receive help through Norfolk's Warm Homes Fund Partnership.

You may be able to get help from the Warm Homes Fund if you are in receipt of certain benefits, have high fuel costs or have underlying health issues. To find out if you are eligible for the Warm Homes Fund please check theeligibilty criteria

ECO flexible Eligibility

Breckland council have partnered with Aran Services to use the flexible eligibility part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to assist residents who are living in fuel poverty and are at risk from cold. See what costs would apply to you and if you are eligible on their website 

To discuss a potential application or for more information call 01362 656 870 or email us.

Emergency Fund

Breckland council also have access to the Emergency Fund which can be used for:

  • Boiler and heating repairs
  • Oil tank repairs
  • Oil replacement due to theft (requires crime reference number and receipt of last delivery)
  • Cooker/oven repairs
  • Portable heaters

This list is not exhaustive and every case will be judged on its suitability and criteria for the Emergency Fund.

In order to qualify for the emergency fund you must be:

  • In fuel poverty or on low income/in receipt of means tested benefits, and/or in extreme hardship and/or
  • Unable to be discharged from hospital due to the home being too cold, or
  • Have recently been discharged from hospital and would be in danger of being re-admitted due to ill health/risk of falls.

Last updated: 11/11/2019 15:27:20