The ‘Cosy Homes in Lancashire’ (CHiL) scheme is a countywide energy efficiency
and affordable warmth initiative. It offers an accessible and straightforward means of
accessing grants from energy companies and other sources to fund new heating
measures, insulation and renewable technologies in domestic properties.
On behalf of all the local authorities in Lancashire, Blackpool Council has entered
into a contract with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) for around £3.5 million worth
of energy efficiency measures. It has also engaged with other companies to manage
and deliver the scheme as a pilot running from September 2015 to August 2016. At a
meeting of the Lancashire Chief Finance Officers in September, each of the 15 local
authorities were asked to contribute £4000 to the staffing, marketing and
administration costs for this pilot.
Lancashire has also been successful in securing £2.2 million from the Department of
Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s Central Heating Fund (CHF). Blackburn with
Darwen Council is entering into the contract with DECC on Lancashire’s behalf.
The total funding available for Lancashire is now over £6 million and if utilised the
outcome of the scheme will be a significant reduction in energy bills and an increase
in the ‘thermal comfort’ of homes, leading to a reduction in cold-related illnesses and
associated GP and hospital visits.
Register your details and one of our energy experts will contact you to discuss ways of potentially reducing your energy bills.
Working as a partnership to give you the confidence to carry out energy measures in your home, ranging from boiler repairs and full central heating systems to wide range of insulation measures.
Please explore the measures below to find out how we can help you.
Did you know that you do not always have to be on benefits to get help with improving the energy efficiency of your home?
Over 650,000 homes within the area potentially qualify for help to reduce their Energy Bills. Cosy Homes in Lancashire has been set up by all 15 Local Authorities to provide you with a simple way to find if you are one of them.
Find out which services you are eligible for by answering one simple question:
Do you live in Lancashire with an income of £36,600 or less from Full or Part time employment and the receipt of benefits of some kind (including tax credits)?