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Grants for Landlords

Tenants of private rented properties can apply for grants up to a cap. The landlord will need contribute at least one third towards the cost of the work or a minimum £3500.

For landlords the retrofit of property may increase the overall value and rental income of the home. And helps landlords comply with the laws on minimum efficiency standards in private rented homes. Domestic private rented property: minimum energy efficiency standard - landlord guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Exeter Community Energy

Free Energy Saving advice from Exeter Community Energy. Healthy Homes for Wellbeing, a new project from Exeter Community Energy (ECOE), is a free energy advice service for Exeter residents. As well as regular drop in clinics and advice surgeries around East Devon, free home visits are also available for those who are eligible.

Fully trained home energy advisors provide:

  • Energy saving tips
  • Help with changing supplier or tariff and applying for discounts
  • Referral for help with benefits and energy debt
  • Information about grants availability for insulation and boiler upgrades
  • Signing up for priority services register
  • Free energy saving measures (eg LED light bulbs, draught proofing) 

Local Energy Advice Program

LEAP Home Visits

ECOE has partnered with LEAP, (Local Energy Advice Partnership), a free home visit service for vulnerable residents. Important advice, support and energy saving measures are provided to eligible households.

The criteria for eligibility are deliberately broad to cater for the wide range of issues that contribute to vulnerability and fuel poverty. To be eligible for home visits, only one criteria needs to be met including having a low income; receiving tax credits, housing benefits, income and disability related benefits; have a long term illness (physical or mental) or disability; recent bereavement.

To learn more about LEAP, to find out if you are eligible for a free home visit, or to find your nearest drop in energy clinic, contact the ECOE Energy Advice Team:

Save energy and money with Sustainable Warmth 

Thanks to the government backed Local Authority Delivery scheme Devon County Council and Exeter Community Energy are working across East Devon installing energy efficient products to homes, at no cost to the household (1). These improvements will help make homes warmer and more comfortable, whilst helping lower energy bills and carbon emissions (2).

Grants are for the installation of:

  • Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Solar PV and Solar Thermal
  • Boiler Upgrades (to renewables only)
  • Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Hybrid Heat Pumps
  • High Retention Storage Heaters


Before you can claim, a free survey of your home needs to be completed. The survey does not commit you to proceed with the works. East Devon District Council is supporting the promotion of the Sustainable Warmth scheme.

  1. All applications made need to meet the eligibility criteria set for the Local Authority area. A free home survey is also required before improvement recommendations can be made for your home. Improvements are funded through the Local Authority Delivery scheme Sustainable Warmth, a government scheme to help reach UK zero carbon targets.
  2. Savings and reductions in energy usage and carbon emissions will vary by property type and household energy usage and heating fuel type.

If there is a contribution to pay, there may be other sources of funding or a low interest rate loan available from Lendology.

Sustainable Warmth for Landlords

Tenants in private rent homes may be eligible for Sustainable Warmth funding. The landlord will need to contribute a minimum £3500. For landlords the retrofit of property may increase the overall value and rental income of the home. And helps landlords comply with the laws on minimum efficiency standards in private rented homes. Domestic private rented property: minimum energy efficiency standard - landlord guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Energy Company Obligation (Eco)

Eco Flex information and statement of intent page.