Wakefield Council has various funding and support schemes.

Better Homes Yorkshire

This scheme provides home insulation and heating improvements through Council approved installers. Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding may be available to qualifying households to help reduce the cost. Open to all residents across the Wakefield District.

BeWarm Insulation

This Council scheme provides loft and cavity wall insulation services and ECO grants for qualifying households to help reduce the cost. Open to all residents across the Wakefield District.

Energy Savers Loan

This is a Council funded interest free loan to help pay for energy efficiency improvements including:

  • New gas boiler
  • Cavity wall, loft and solid wall insulation
  • Double glazing and doors
  • Solar panels and other renewable energy measures
  • The loan is up to £7,000 repayable up to 5 years and provided through Leeds City Credit Union.

    Contact the Team for more details and find out if you qualify.

    Money Smart

    Money Smart is a Council service to help you become smarter at managing your money and making the most of your income. This free service is open to everyone and can help you to:

  • Manage your money better and take control of your debt
  • Access benefits
  • Find a better gas/electric tariff
  • Make your home warmer with insulation and heating improvements
  • Get back in to employment or improve your job skills
  • Contact the Team to find out more details.

    Mortgage Breathing Space

    This Council service provides practical help for homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage or are aware of life changes that could impact their ability to keep up payments and could become homeless as a result of repossession action.

    Debt and money advice as well as interest free secured loans to stabilise the mortgage are available.

    This service is open to owner occupiers across the Yorkshire and Humber region who own one property.

    Contact the Team for more details and find out if you qualify.

    If you would like more information on any of these schemes, please get in touch with the Energy and Homeowner Support Team:

    Tel: 01924 305887

    Email: energyteam@wakefield.gov.uk

    Web: www.wakefield.gov.uk/energy