Getting help with the rising cost of living
If you are finding it difficult to afford your energy bills, you may be eligible for a grant to cover the cost of making your home more energy efficient, saving you money!
Currently, we are working with the Cambridgeshire Energy Retrofit Partnership to offer two schemes.
HUG2 (Home Energy Upgrade Grant Version 2)
This scheme is designed to provide energy efficiency upgrades and low-carbon heating solutions to low-income households living off-gas grid (ie there is no option to connect to the mains gas network in that area).
All properties eligible for HUG2 funding must be domestic off-gas grid dwellings with an EPC rating of band D-G.
A key focus of the scheme is to phase out the use of fossil fuel heating and make progress towards the UK's 2050 Net Zero commitment.
Eco4 Flex Scheme (Energy Company Obligation)
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme. Its aim is to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty by improving the energy efficiency of homes occupied by low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households.
Under ECO4 Flex, local authorities (LA) can refer private tenure households that it considers to be:
living in fuel poverty
on a low income and vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home.
To find out if you could be eligible for energy efficiency funding, please complete our form below:
Need to speak to someone?
PECT (working in partnership with Cambridgeshire ACRE) provide a free energy support service. This service can advise you on how to reduce your household energy bills and help you access grants.
To access the service, visit the PECT website.
HDC accepts no liability under the ECO4 Flex or the HUG2 programme and remains impartial throughout the entirety of the process.
HDC does not endorse any installer company. Installer companies are private businesses registered with TrustMark, certification bodies and grant funders to deliver works under ECO4, ECO4 FLEX and HUG2
We only carry out application verification checks for eligible residents to ensure installers working in our region under the schemes are fully compliant
Any complaints or issues regarding the ECO4 Local Authority Flexibility scheme should, in the first instance, be referred back to the installer company. The installer company has a standard complaints procedure which they must follow to address the complaint.
For more information, please take a look at the Ofgem website.
Any complaints or issues regarding the HUG2 scheme should, in the first instance, be referred back to the installer company. The installer company has a standard complaints procedure which they must follow to address the complaint.