The Nest scheme is the Welsh Government program which is designed to help people who are finding it difficult to pay their energy bills, by providing support for a range of installations including loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, draft proofing and boiler replacement. Find out more by visiting the Nest scheme.
Energy Efficiency Grants/Subsidies
Would you like financial support to improve the efficiency of your home?
There are a number of grants and financial support available to assist you in making your home more energy efficient.
This section provides details of current offers and support available to residents of Torfaen.
Warm Homes Discount
You could get £140 off your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money isn’t paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, usually between September and March.
You can also qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter. Your electricity supplier can tell you how you’ll get the discount if you’re eligible, e.g. a voucher you can use to top up your meter. For further information visit the Gov UK website below:
Cold Weather Payments
Your heating costs can increase dramatically during a period of cold weather. If you are receiving certain benefits you may be entitled to a Cold Weather Payment. A payment will be made for each 7 day period of cold weather between 1 November and 31 March. Payments will be made when the local temperature is either:
* Recorded as an average of 0 degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.
* Forecast to be an average 0 degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.
You don’t need to apply for cold weather payments. If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will automatically be paid it. If you believe you are entitled to a cold weather payment but you have not received, it contact your pension centre or Jobcentre Plus
For further information on Cold Weather Payments and to find out if you energy has received a payment triggered by cold weather visit Gov UK.