Lancashire's Affordable Warmth Initiative

Local Authority Partnership

A countywide energy efficiency and affordable warmth initiative supported by all of Lancashire's local authority chief executives

Cosy Homes in Lancashire was developed by the 14 Local Authorities in Lancashire following a comprehensive energy efficiency study commissioned by Blackpool Public Health in 2013. The scheme has the backing of all the Chief Executives and the Directors of Public Health. and covers all Council backed energy saving initiatives in the County and 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.

Since the scheme launched in 2014 we have successfully secured over £80million of funding which has helped more than 25,000 residents to save money through energy saving advice and measures. In 2021/22 and 2022/23 Cosy Homes helped 2400 households to access the Green Home Grant - Local Authority Delivery scheme to have insulation, upgraded windows and doors and renewable technologies installed. We currently have Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) funding to install energy saving measures up to the value of £38,000 on properties which currently do not have gas central heating installed.

The aim of Cosy Homes is to be Lancashire's 'One Stop Shop for Warmth' offering help and assistance to every household in the County.

Register your details and one of our energy experts will contact you to discuss ways of potentially reducing your energy bills.

The Cosy Homes in Lancashire Scheme is supported by Chief Executives, Directors of Public Health and Chief Financial Officers.

Partner organisations are Rhea Projects Ltd who manage The Cosy Homes Administration Hub on behalf of the Councils, and a number of Local installers. Funding partners include a number of the major Energy Companies and a local Community Interest Company set up specifically to assist Cosy Homes projects.