Erewash Borough Council

Green Grants (Phase 3)

Erewash Borough Council, Marches Energy Agency (MEA), and E.ON Energy Solutions have joined forces to help residents make their homes more energy efficient and reduce their energy bills.
A number of people in Erewash will be invited to apply for this scheme which offers local residents the opportunity to benefit from fully funded home energy efficiency improvements.

Due to limited funding, the grants are not open to the wider public at the moment. Check back on this page for future updates.
The measures that are likely to be offered include:

  • External Wall Insulation
  • Solar PV
  • Loft Insulation
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Air-Source Heat Pump (off-gas properties only)

Am I eligible?

If your home has been selected, you will receive a letter inviting you to apply. To be eligible, you’ll also need to meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are an owner-occupier
  • Your home has an Energy Performance Certificate of D, E, F or G.
  • You can check your EPC online using We can get you a free EPC if you haven’t got one.
  • Your household receives a means-tested benefit OR has a combined annual income of below £30,000 (before tax)

If you have any questions, contact MEA’s local team (Warmer Derby and Derbyshire):

  • 0800 677 1332 (Option 2) - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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  • Online application form

Please note: Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. All works are subject to funding availability & technical surveys.

Previous Schemes

We have now entered into Phase 3 of the Green Grants scheme. Phase 2 of the scheme is now closed to new applicants. Our delivery partners E.On and MEA are considering all remaining Expressions of Interest submitted as part of the previous schemes to assess their eligibility for Phase 3. You will be contacted by Marches Energy if eligible to apply.

Technical survey

If you are eligible, a technical survey of your home will need to be carried out to determine what improvements are suitable for your home. This survey will be completed by contractors who are working on behalf of E.ON.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do energy efficiency improvements usually take?

This is difficult to estimate! From your initial application to installation, it could take at least a few months or more. Some measures may take longer to organise than others. For example, some may require planning permission (this will be applied for by the installer on your behalf) and/or are weather-dependent.

Why has my application been declined?

To receive funding, we must follow strict guidelines set out by the government. Whilst we all do our best, sometimes eligibility is not clear until after the technical surveys.
Some common reasons for cancellations include:

  • EPC rating too high: Properties rated A, B, C do not qualify because the scheme aims to upgrade the most inefficient properties first. Also, the policy only allows for 50% D-rated properties. This means we may have to decline your application or place you on a waiting list.
  • Property unsuitable for measure: Not all homes are suitable for certain measures. Narrow passageways or the need to access an external wall via a neighbouring property can often lead to an application for external wall insulation being declined. This is largely due to health and safety reasons around the erection of scaffolding, or neighbour permissions not being granted. Also, for health and safety reasons, loft spaces full of belongings or with small loft hatches are often declined for measures such as solar PV panels and loft insulation. Your roof may be too shaded, too small, or too steep for solar panels to work effectively. Surveyor could find that no works are needed at all.
  • High costs: Government has specified a maximum amount of grant per property. If the quotes come back too high, your application may be cancelled.