Energy Efficiency Grants - Households

This page will help give you information on how to access funds for new boilers, insulation and renewable technology such as solar panels. You may be moving to a new home, you would like a home which keeps its warmth, or your boiler needs replacing.

Energy supplier/Utility Provider

Your energy supplier may have access to Government Grants under a scheme called Energy Company Obligation. What the grant may offer usually depends on the householders circumstances and what changes or improvement you home may needs. To check if you are eligible for a grant to receive a replacement boiler or insulation, contact the company who pay your fuel bills first. The telephone number will be on your energy bill.

Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (NESS)

You may be entitled to government assistant to help pay for fuel bills. Please do contact the Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (NESS) a multi-agency service providing advice and information which is free, independent and confidential on 01604 623700 or Or visit the NESS webpage here.​

Northants Warm Homes Partnership

Corby Borough Council is part of the Northants Warm Home Partnership.  For more local information on ECO grants, boiler grants, and schemes to improve the comfort, energy efficiency and fuel bills of Northamptonshire residents homes, visit their website
Generating your own energy - Solar Panels
You can make your own energy on your roof through solar photovoltaic panels or solar thermal panels. If you are considering this as an option to become more energy efficient you may want to explore the following:

Purchase panels outright. You can access the Government's ‘Feed In Tariff’ or FIT (until March 2019) and the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’ or RHI, which makes the purchase of the panels more advantageous, as the tariff will help cover the investment of the panels over time. You should be made aware these tariffs are on a timetable to reduce.  Visit the Energy Saving Trust website They have a list of local and national panel installers who are part of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

Notify the Council’s Planning Department as you may have to apply for planning permission if you live in a conservation area.  If you live outside of a conservation area you can have panels installed through ‘Permitted Development Rights’.  For further information or to notify the Council’s Planning Department of your intention, contact the Planning Department call 01536 464 158 or email


Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018 08:30:25 AM
Review date: Saturday 5th October 2019 08:25:43 AM