Grants etc


Although you can reduce your energy bills by making small changes to the way you live, bigger changes such as installing a new central heating boiler or 'solar' panels can be expensive.

There may be offers available to help keep these costs down, or you might qualify for a grant. Also bear in mind that if you generate your own electricity by installing 'solar' panels the electricity company may even pay you for any extra energy that you don't use!

To find out more, see the Nest paragraph. 


Nest - Making Wales Cosy

Welsh Government Warm Homes, which includes the Nest scheme, looks to support people in Wales living on a lower income who receive a means tested benefit or live with a respiratory, circulatory or mental health condition. 

Nest offers a range of free, impartial advice and, if you are eligible, a package of free home energy efficiency improvements such as a new boiler, central heating or insulation. This can lower your energy bills and benefit your health and wellbeing.

If you would like to know more about the Nest scheme and to see if you qualify, call Freephone 0808 808 2244 or visit




Feed in Tariffs

If you generate your own electricity, for instance by installing solar panels or a wind turbine, you can benefit from reduced energy bills as well as a payment from your electricity company for each unit of energy generated and any excess fed into the national grid. Remember that there are installation costs involved and you should take advice about the options that might suit you.

Nest Scheme

Home Heat Helpline