Rossendale Affordable Warmth Scheme

Rossendale Affordable Warmth Scheme


YES Energy Solutions is working with Rossendale Borough Council to deliver their Affordable Warmth Grant to vulnerable residents in the area for the install of energy efficiency measures.

Scheme in Detail

The Affordable Warmth Scheme allows vulnerable residents in Rossendale to access home heating upgrades and insulation measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Rossendale Council’s Affordable Warmth Grant provides funding for residents eligible for heating and insulation upgrades, which include:

  • Boiler replacements and repairs
  • First time central heating systems
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • New radiators and radiator repairs
  • Gas fire services and repairs
  • Draught proofing measures

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding will also be added to the funding mix to further cover the costs for some residents, meaning residents in certain circumstances will get fully funded installations.

This scheme aims to help Rossendale residents save money on their fuel bills whilst making their homes warm and cosy.

Our involvement

YES Energy Solutions are managing the scheme, handling the customer journey and using our network of industry accredited contractors to install measures.

Due to our partnerships with major energy companies, we are supplying ECO funding to support Rossendale Council’s Affordable Warmth Grant. We are managing the grant alongside additional ECO in this blended approach to funding.

Are you eligible?

Residents in the Rossendale area may be eligible for funding if they meet the qualifying criteria of various funding streams.

Find out how much funding you could receive in relation to your circumstances.

Affordable Warmth Grant

To qualify for Rossendale Council’s Affordable Warmth Grant, residents must be classified as vulnerable or on a low income.

Residents qualify if they:

• have cardiovascular conditions

• have respiratory conditions (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and childhood asthma)

• have mental health conditions

• have a disability

• are over 65 years of age

• have young children under 5

• are a pregnant woman

• are terminally ill

• have suppressed immune systems (e.g. from cancer treatment or HIV)

• have mobility issues and have attended hospital due to a fall

The following vulnerable groups will be considered on referral from a professional organisation:

• people who move in and out of homelessness

• people with addictions

• recent immigrants and refugees


• they are in receipt of means tested benefits


• have high fuel bills in relation to their income


• have affordability issues are present which are declared by the local authority or health / social care professional

ECO funding

Dependant on you living situation you may be able to access funding from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme to support the council’s grant.

ECO funding has different criteria to the Affordable Warmth Grant allowing certain residents the opportunity to benefit from the scheme if they don’t match the council’s criteria.

Upgrades available through this funding are insulation measures, boiler upgrades and first-time central heating.

See the full list of ECO funding eligibility criteria here.

Katie Crossley's story

Single widowed mum of two, Katie Crossley was facing a winter with a completely broken boiler, but help from the Rossendale Affordable Warmth Scheme provided her with a fully funded boiler install.

“My heating had caput and I said to the kids you better wrap this is going to be character building, because I didn’t have the money to put into a new boiler,” said Katie.

“I had tried to get help from funding before but I was told that I earned 38p too much, so the entire cost of the boiler would go straight to me.”

Katie and her sons aged 11 and 16, were referred on to Rossendale Borough Council and YES Energy Solutions.

“I spoke to Michaela and she was straight onto it, she was an absolute star. If I had the money I’d buy some flowers to take to her. I really do feel like she saved my life at the time.”
Katie’s A-rated gas boiler was installed the day before Christmas Eve, and she explained: “I was so pleased that the workmen were there, I couldn’t thank them enough. They were here exactly when they said and they were efficient."

Find out more about Katie's gas boiler replacement.

Contact us

Please note that we only have funding for a limited number of installations, and qualifying residents will be selected on a first come first served basis.

If you think that you may be eligible for funding contact our team:

T: 01422 880100 (office hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)

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