Bristol Home Energy Upgrade Launch

Exciting new scheme to encourage take up of energy efficiency improvements in Bristol homes

Residents across Bristol will be able to apply from today for home energy improvement grants to help them cut their bills.

The £2.8 million project will provide generous grants for Bristol residents for home improvements with the focus being on solid wall insulation and heating system upgrades. The scheme is testing aspects of the Government’s Green Deal and is being led by Bristol City Council and managed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Where a grant does not cover the full cost, there will also be an innovative ‘pay-as-you-save’ finance option. This means you could have a warmer home without worrying about the cost.

Bristol Home Energy Upgrade is available to homeowners, including landlords, within the Bristol City Council area. The scheme will deliver energy efficiency measures to up to 600 households across the city.


Opportunities for community groups to participate

CSE will work with up to ten community groups, making payments for successful referrals. If you are part of a community group and want to sign up to the scheme and help engage householders in your area, let CSE know at and they will send you out an agreement to sign and return.

Community groups will need to act quickly in order to register their interest as one of the ten participating groups. The fee will be paid for successful installations following from referrals, so groups will need many more referrals in order to allow for drop out rates.

Find out more. Call the CSE Home Energy Team on freephone 0800 082 2234 or email

You can download the Bristol Home Energy Upgrade information from here


What they are saying…

Mayor George Ferguson said: “This is just the type of scheme that Bristol should be running. Retrofitting homes with practical energy saving measures is an excellent way for householders to save money on their bills, and the city as a whole to cut its carbon footprint. This investment will also create jobs in the city in the environmental services and construction sectors.  I am personally committed to championing this excellent scheme and I urge residents to find out more, if only in the interest of saving money.”

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Bristol City Council has shown great drive and leadership to make the Green Deal a reality for its residents and businesses. The Bristol Home Energy Upgrade scheme will enable householders in the city to save money on their fuel bills this winter and also allows the city council to trial aspects of the Green Deal to support its roll out across the whole city over the coming years. I look forward to continuing to work with the City Council to help transform Bristol’s homes, businesses and communities through the Green Deal.”

Phillip Morris, Head of Household Energy Services at the Centre for Sustainable Energy, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for home owners and landlords of Bristol to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. But customers must not delay in contacting us – this is a generous, time limited offer that will be offered on a first come, first served basis’. Our Home Energy Team will be there to guide the customer through the process from application to completion. Our team of experienced energy advisors will be able to help identify the best options for the customer’s home.”

Customers should contact the Home Energy Team on freephone 0800 082 2234 or email