Upgrade your home to stay warm and save money.
We’ve partnered up with Plymouth City Council to run our Future Fit programme to help our local community stay warm and save money by upgrading their homes.
We know that with rising energy prices and inflation, our bills are getting much harder to manage. We don’t want you to have to choose between keeping your heating on or other important things.
We’re a charity and a social enterprise that want to make a better future for our local community, and the planet. So, by helping you have warmer homes and lower your heating costs, we’re also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working towards stopping climate change.
What kind of home improvements?
The great news is there are loads of ways we can help improve your home!
It all depends on what your own home needs, and what eligibility criteria you meet, some of the improvements we may be able to make are:
Insulate your walls
Insulate your floors, lofts and attic rooms
Rid your home of draughts
Give you better control of your heating
Install solar panels
Replace your electric heating system
But just so you know, it’s not actually the PEC team rolling up our sleeves and coming to fix up your house. We will work closely with our trusted contractors in the city on your behalf to find the best company to improve your home.
Grants come and go and eligibility criteria are also subject to changes, so our commitment to you is to provide the best advice and support at any given time.
Laurie, Plymouth resident
"Plymouth Energy Community have been amazing. Their specialist knowledge got grants to pay for new storage heaters and solar roof panels. I don't know what I would have done without their friendly, helpful support. I cannot thank them enough!"
Does it cost me anything?
The great news is, under the current government funding programme, if you own your own home you will not have to pay anything towards the costs for the measures identified as providing the best EPC improvement.
How amazing is that?
If you’re a landlord, you will have to contribute a small amount of the costs - but warmer and healthier tenants are happier tenants.
If you’re in privately rented accommodation and meet eligibility criteria, you will need to ask your landlord to apply. But we can give you some top tips on how to approach this subject.
How do I know if I’m eligible?
Contact our friendly and knowledgeable Future Fit Advisors, who can help you find out if you’re eligible and talk you through the process.
This funding is open to households who meet the following criteria:
- do not use mains gas for heating
- either live in an eligible postcode area (we think you do) OR have a total gross annual household income of £31,000 or less.
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is rated D, E, F or G (we can help you to find the rating for your property)
The juicy details
This funding has come from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Sustainable Warmth Fund
We will also assess your eligibility for the Energy Company Obligation funding scheme. We don’t deliver this but if eligible we can inform you when schemes are using this funding to deliver the improvements you want (we will ask you if you want us to contact you).
If you’re awarded funding, we won’t be the people actually making your home improvements - but we will refer to the right people for the job.
We’re not here to make money, we want to save the planet and help Plymouth residents stay safe and warm.
If you go on to benefit from the Future Fit funding, you will receive a grant from Plymouth City Council which will be paid directly to the installer for the works they complete.
Future Fit information events
Want to find out more? Our advisors will be offering drop in events across the city. Visit our events page to see where and when.