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