Housing grants and financial assistance Find out more about the housing grants and financial assistance available to you. Increase your energy efficiency 22% of UK carbon emissions come from domestic energy consumption. Reducing demand will reduce your impact on the environment and could save you money. Council tax support Council tax support is a benefit to help some people pay their council tax. Housing benefit If you pay rent to live in your home and have a low income, you may be able to receive help by claiming housing benefit.