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Local Energy Advice Partnership

Local Energy Advice Partnership

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) is a free energy and money saving advice service. We provide the service in partnership with AgilityEco.

Green Energy Switch, based in Peterborough, provides the LEAP Home Energy Assessors who carry out a full energy audit of the home. They give energy saving tips and advice to help householders save money on bills. The service also includes:

  • Installation of free and simple energy saving measures - such as LED lightbulbs, draught proofing, letter box brushes, reflective radiator panels, hot water cylinder insulation etc

  • Referrals through to Incomemax who can carry out income / benefit maximisation checks, bill management advice and debt advice as well as having routes into the utility companies' customer support services and charities for residents who are struggling with their bills

  • Referrals onto Government funding streams for larger scale energy efficiency measures for boiler repair, boiler replacement, loft, cavity, external and internal wall and underfloor insulation, solar panels and low carbon technologies

Apply now on the LEAP website or call freephone 0800 060 7567.

You can also call our partner Green Energy Switch on 01733 646253.

Winter Warmth Funding

We are no longer accepting applications for Winter Warmth Funding. The funding for 2023/24 has been fully committed.

Warmer Homes Scheme

We are part of the Warmer Homes Scheme, a consortium of 21 local authorities delivering Government funding to improve energy efficiency of homes under the Sustainable Warmth Programme.

HUG Grants are now available.

Home Upgrade Grant (HUG)

This supports low-income households in properties where the main source of heating is not gas and heated by oil, electric panel or energy inefficient storage heaters, LPG or solid fuel where there is no fixed heating system. Households are likely to be eligible for funding under this scheme if:

  • The property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G (if an EPC hasn't been registered, the team can arrange for an EPC to be carried out) and either:
  • The household has an annual total household income of £36,000 or less, before housing costs / bills
  • The household receives a benefit listed under the ECO HHCRO criteria or is eligible under their local authority's ECO flexible eligibility statement of intent

Grants are available to homeowners. Private landlords need to contribute at least 33% of the cost. Eligible measures include:

  • Loft, cavity, internal and external wall and under-floor insulation
  • Room in roof insulation
  • Park Home insulation
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Solar panels
  • Smart heating controls

You can find further information and full eligibility criteria for HUG grants by contacting Warmer Homes:

Telephone: 0800 038 5737

Check if you are eligible to apply for help to improve a home with no gas boiler (Home Upgrade Grant) on the GOV.UK website.

Any on-gas households that require insulation measures can apply for Warmer Homes' Connected for Warmth Insulation Scheme or via ECO4 and ECO4 Flex. See below.

Energy Company Obligation (ECO4)

The Government's ECO4 scheme aims to support the least energy-efficient homes in the UK. It focuses on low-income and vulnerable households.

To qualify, you must be a homeowner or private tenant and receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit (new eligible benefit under ECO4)
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit (new eligible benefit under ECO4)
  • Child Benefit

ECO4 funding is available for several measures including:

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Gas boiler replacement / upgrade
  • First time gas connection
  • Heating controls upgrade
  • Loft / room-in-roof insulation
  • Solid wall insulation
  • External insulation

Contact the Housing Programmes Team by email at

Local Authority ECO4 Flex Eligibility

Local authorities can identify households not on one of the means-tested benefits shown above but are likely to be in fuel poverty or are vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home. 

We issue declarations to energy efficiency companies if they identify a household which meets the criteria for LA ECO4 Flexible Eligibility which has been published in a statement of intent on our Home Energy Efficiency page.

You can find a list of the installers we have onboarded below.

Please note: these installers have not been accredited by Peterborough City Council but they have provided us with the necessary external accreditation, including Trustmark accreditation, enabling them to be onboarded to access Peterborough City Council's Declaration of Eligibility for ECO4 Flex funding.

Useful links

  • Energy Saving Trust - A leading, impartial organisation helping homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy consumption by providing advice on how you can achieve a sustainable, low carbon lifestyle.