Here you will find advice on energy efficiency and alternative 'low carbon' energy sources suitable for homes and businesses plus the grants available for installing them. You will also find our ECO Flexible Eligibility Statement of Intent. We will aim to keep you informed about the actions we are taking within the Council and the community.

Improve the energy efficiency of your home

Action Surrey

Action Surrey offers free impartial energy advice, in partnership with local councils across Surrey, helping to reach as many residents as possible.

The advice Action Surrey can give you includes:

  • what energy efficiency improvements can be done to your property
  • how they work
  • what the benefits would be for your property
  • what grants are available
  • putting you in contact with local trusted installers

Action Surrey can advise on:

  • solid wall insulation
  • cavity wall insulation
  • loft insulation
  • repair/replacement/emergency repair to your boiler
  • renewable energy options
  • renewable Heat Incentive

Visit the Action Surrey website for more information.

If you experience an electricity power cut, please call 105.

Warm homes grants for central heating and gas installation

Spelthorne Borough Council have secured a share of £1.2 million from National Grid's Warm Homes Fund to help fund new installation of mains gas to properties and first-time gas central heating systems, helping those residents who currently have inefficient, older electric heating systems, or no central heating.

Residents who experience health conditions linked to living in a cold home, who have expensive electric heating, hot water systems, no heating or a home with an EPC rating of E, F, or G will be eligible for funding. People who have met other specific conditions will also be able to apply.

The funding is available for residents in privately owned or rented properties who have been identified as being off the gas network and qualifying for the first time central heating scheme or never having benefited from a central heating system for their home.

The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million fund established by National Grid and administered by the Community Interest Company Affordable Warmth Solutions across England, Scotland and Wales. It is designed to address fuel poverty issues by incentivising the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. 

For more information visit the Heat the Home Counties website or telephone them on 01344 888930

Energy Company Obligation ECO: Help to Heat April 2017 - Sept 2018

Spelthorne Council are currently working with Action Surrey to identify qualifying households to access energy efficiency funding under the Government ECO: Help to Heat scheme which is open to those residents who own their own home or rent from a private landlord.  The scheme is aimed at those who are experiencing difficulties in keeping warm due to low income and high fuel costs or are particularly vulnerable to living in a cold home as result of, for example, suffering from long term illness which is exacerbated by the cold.  Please contact Action Surrey who will help in assessing a household for eligibility against the criteria, agreed by local authorities.