Project Updates

Project and Funding Updates for Referrers September 2020

As well as Exeter and Mid Devon, we now also cover East Devon, Teignbridge and Torbay. We currently have 6 Home Energy Advisors (HEAs).

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) continues this year, and will continue until at least 2021. We are the dedicated partners for the LEAP service across our entire region, and this enables us to provide bespoke advice during FREE home energy advice calls and home visits to qualifying residents.  www.applyforleap.org.uk

ECO (Energy Company Obligation) is the funding that helps to improve the energy efficiency of homes. ECO provides funding to install measures such as loft or cavity wall insulation, or replacement boilers, which improve the ability of low income and vulnerable households to heat their homes.  Please continue to refer clients to us who may need grant funded help to make home improvements to heating and insulation. We will do our best to find the right funding for them.

ECHO is another funding scheme that has just restarted for this year. Since September 1st we have already referred  clients for new boilers. ECHO provides funding in what’s called a ‘No Heat’ situation, when mains gas boilers are broken or beyond economical repair.

Drop-in Energy Advice Clinics

Many of our regular drop-in advice clinics are suspended. Keep checking our clinic and event page for up to date information. We will hold drop-in clinics where it is safe to do so.

At the clinics we offer free impartial advice and energy saving tips, can help with tariff and supplier switching on the spot, help residents apply for warm home discount, and register for the Priority Services Register. We’ll also book them in for a free LEAP home energy visit if they are eligible.