Erewash Borough Council

Green Grants 

A number of people in Erewash are being invited to apply for external wall insulation and fully funded solar panels via the Government's Local Authority Delivery Scheme. 

Erewash Borough Council, Marches Energy Agency and E.ON have joined forces to make homes warmer and more energy efficient. Your home could benefit from Solar Panel or External Wall Insulation via the scheme. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to take part. 

This scheme:

  • offers local residents the opportunity to benefit from fully funded home energy efficiency improvements.
  • can lower your energy bills and increase the value of your home.
  • will keep your home warmer and reduce your environmental impact.

Currently, LAD grants are only open to eligible households that live in the following four wards:

  • Larklands, Ilkeston  
  • Little Hallam, Ilkeston,  
  • Derby Road East, Long Eaton  
  • Long Eaton Central, Long Eaton

Due to funding constraints, EWI measures are further limited to specific addresses within the above wards that have been identified due to the build of the property. If your home has been selected to receive External Wall Insulation, you will receive a grant offer letter inviting you to apply.

If funding is still available, further areas may be identified at a later stage. If you do not live in the above areas, you will be offered the wider Warmer Derby and Derbyshire support. This includes impartial energy efficiency advice, fuel debt support, heating solutions, and free small measures (such as LEDs bulbs, draughtproofing, radiator foils, and co2 alarms).
Please contact Warmer Derby and Derbyshire 0800 677 1332.

What is external wall insulation?

  • EWI is suitable for homes which have solid walls or are built with unconventional materials, such as concrete.
  • About 35% heat from a typical home is lost through the external walls. Insulating these walls will keep the warmth inside for longer and reduce your bills.
  • A white silicon render finish will give your home a fresh new look.

What are solar panels?

  • Solar Photovoltaics (PV) or panels convert sunlight into electricity that you can use to power appliances and lighting in your home.
  • They allow you to generate your own clean, emission-free energy and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • The more intense the sunshine, the more electricity is generated. However, they still work on cloudy days and in the winter because they do not need direct sunlight.

Your household is likely to qualify if:

  • Your home must have an Energy Performance Certificate of D, E, F or G (if you don’t have an EPC certificate confirming your home's rating, we can arrange one for you) and your combined annual household income is under £30,000 (gross), or you receive certain benefits.
  • You are an owner occupier or the tenant of a housing association.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify or to secure your grant, contact your local team: 0800 677 1332 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Application process

  1. Marches Energy Agency’s local team will be in contact to confirm your eligibility for the scheme and pass your details on to our partners at E.ON.
  2. If you do not have an EPC, MEA will arrange an EPC assessor to come out and complete one before continuing
  3. E.ON will assess the measures that your property is eligible for and arrange for a technical survey.
  4. If survey is passed, E.ON will book in an install date and their contractor will come and complete the work
  5. Marches Energy Agency will follow up with a satisfaction survey and after-care to help maximise the benefits from the measures installed. They may ask you for some quotes to complete a case study.