Cosy East Hampshire

Cosy East Hampshire

Cosy East Hampshire is a council-led scheme to help residents save money by making energy-saving home improvements.

The cosy team at East Hampshire District Council has been recognised for its work to alleviate fuel poverty across EHDC and Havant Borough Council and was awarded the commended awards for "Council of the Year" at the coveted South East Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Regional Awards 2017.

Energy-saving improvements with an interest-free loan

Residents of Whitehill, Bordon and Lindford can kit out their homes with the latest energy-saving improvements with an interest-free loan from EHDC.

The council has government funds ready for those looking to install home energy improvements such as insulating your home or buying a new boiler.

The loan scheme is available for home improvement works in Whitehill & Bordon and Lindford that minimise energy use and reduce carbon emissions.

The government provided EHDC with loan fund in 2010. This money has been used, repaid to the council according to manageable repayment agreements and is now available to benefit additional residents.

The loan fund will be launched on Monday 20 March 2017 and will be issued on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, please register your interest urgently using our registration form.

Alternatively, you can contact us direct on 01730 234 317.

Statement of Intent

This Statement of Intent has been developed to enable the council access Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility (flexi).

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is an obligation on energy suppliers aimed at helping households cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures.

The second ECO scheme, ECO2 which has been extended until 30 September 2018, will be the primary vehicle through which the government meets its manifesto commitment to insulate a million more homes, supporting its commitment to tackle fuel poverty.

Under the ECO2, energy suppliers are able to achieve up to 10% of obligation (estimated to have a value of nearly £70m over the 18 months of the scheme) by installing energy saving measures in households declared eligible by the council.

This new mechanism, also known as “flexible eligibility”, allows the council to make declarations determining that certain households meet the eligibility criteria for a measure under ECO2.

Flexibility eligibility is optional and neither energy suppliers nor the council are mandated to participate.

The eligibility criteria identified by the council is detailed below:

Hitting the Cold Spots – new funding available

The Hitting the Cold Spots project continues to help Hampshire residents to keep warmth and well this winter. 

We are delighted to announce that in addition to the usual support we have secured funding to help households install first-time central heating systems.

Other support includes:

  • Visits from advisors offering advice and practical support
  • Access to funding for boiler repairs and replacements
  • Provision of electric oil filled radiators for those without heating
  • Small grant support to help cope with winter emergencies

If you or anyone you know are struggling to stay warm in your home please call 0800 804 8601 or email staywarm@environmentcentre.com.

Please note the above services are subject to availability and conditions apply.