Healthy Homes for Wellbeing

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:

ECOE Energy Advice Team email -  

ECOE Referral form.

ECOE Website.

Call 0800 772 3617

Heat Devon

Happy Energy and E.ON are making grants available for owner occupiers and private landlords. Subject to the tenant; the property meeting the eligibility criteria and match funding by the landlord.

Grants are for the installation of:

  • Solar PV
  • First Time Central Heating Systems
  • Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Boiler Upgrades (to renewables only)
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Hybrid Heat Pumps
  • Fuel Cell Boilers

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

For more information and to apply, please visit the Heat Devon website.

Sustainable Warmth Project 2022

Sustainable Warmth is a Government fund led by Devon County Council. More information will be available in January 2022.  This fund will replace Heat Devon from March 2022. The Sustainable Warmth fund is available until December 2022 and is for installing energy efficiency measures.

Energy Company Obligation (Eco)

Eco Flex information and statement of intent page.