Coronavirus (COVID-19): government restrictions in Essex

England is under National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions.

Go to the coronavirus hub to find out what this means for services in Essex, for advice and support.

Cut your energy costs

Save money on your energy bills

Essex Energy Switch

The Essex Energy Switch is a scheme you can sign up to and receive cheaper energy tariffs. Register with the energy switch scheme to see if you can save money on your household energy bills.

Solar Together Essex

Solar Together Essex is a group-buying scheme that enables Essex residents and businesses to install solar panels at an affordable price. The scheme provides a straightforward and safe way for you to generate your own energy and save money on future energy bills.

Register for Solar Together Essex today and help reduce carbon emissions in
your local area.

Get money towards making your home more energy efficient

If you’re a homeowner or residential landlord you can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher. Vouchers cover two-thirds of the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.

Find out more about the Green Homes Grant

If your household income is below £30,000

If you're an Essex homeowner with a household income below £30,000, you may be eligible for £10,000 funding to make energy efficient improvements to your home through the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme.

Find out more about the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme.

Save more money on your energy bill

Visit Energy Saving Trust to find out how you can save even more money on your energy bills.

Oil central heating systems

Even if you're not connected to the mains gas supply, you can still save money on heating oil by joining the Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) community oil buying scheme.

Get advice from Warm Homes Essex

You could get help from a specialist energy advisor if you are finding it hard to pay energy bills or have debts with energy suppliers. They might be able to help you get a grant to improve your home's energy efficiency.

Visit Warm Homes Essex or contact the Citizens Advice Warm Homes team on 0300 3033 789.

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