E.ON and Barking and Dagenham Council urge homeowners to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for home energy efficiency improvements

E.ON and the Council urge homeowners to apply for grants for home energy efficiency improvements

Rising energy bills and the increasing cost of living have been in the spotlight everywhere in recent weeks, with the squeeze on household budgets projected to continue throughout the year. A key way that people can cut their energy bills and save money is by making their homes more energy efficient. Renewable electricity provider E.ON and The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are working together to encourage eligible residents across the borough to apply for government-funded grants of up to £10,000 per household to fund the installation of energy saving measures in their homes.  

The grants are part of the Government-led Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, which enables eligible homeowners to fund improvements to the energy efficiency of their properties.  The scheme is funded by the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is aimed at reducing household energy bills, keeping people warm in their homes, as well as supporting the phase out of fossil fuel heating and the UK’s commitment to net zero by 2050.

Funding can go towards external wall and underfloor insulation to help keep homes warmer and prevent heat escaping. The grants are also available for people to improve the way they power their homes and encourage people to generate their own electricity by funding the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on their properties.

Sarah Farmer, Director of Residential Solutions at E.ON, said: “Improving the energy efficiency of homes across the UK is not only key to meeting the nation’s net zero targets and ensuring the UK’s homes are fit for the future, but it can also dramatically improve people’s living conditions by helping to make homes warmer and reduce their energy bills.

“We’re really pleased to be working with Barking and Dagenham Council to bring these benefits to eligible residents across the local area by installing a range of free energy efficiency improvements on their properties.”

Cameron Geddes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Barking and Dagenham Council said: “We know that many local residents are feeling the pinch at the moment, with rising energy costs impacting household budgets. We are determined to help our residents make their homes as energy efficient as possible, thereby saving them money and helping them keep their homes and families warm and safe.

“We’re delighted to be working with E.ON to roll out this grant scheme, which is running in tandem with our wider Cosy Homes programme that has now delivered over 1,000 installs across qualifying homes in the borough. I would encourage any local resident who’s eligible to get in touch, get applying, and get saving both energy and money.”

Who is eligible for the funding?

  • Residents who live within the Barking and Dagenham Council area.
  • Eligible applicants need to have a gross annual household income of £30,000 or less or be in receipt of certain benefits, and they must live in a home with a low energy efficiency rating (EPC band D, E, F or G).
  • Qualifying applicants will be offered a home survey to determine the most suitable improvements for their homes.
  • Applicants do not need to be E.ON or E.ON Next energy customers to benefit.

For more information or to express an interest, call E.ON’s Green Homes Grant team on 0333 202 4820, email, or visit

E.ON offers 100% renewable electricity as standard to all customers’ homes1 and a range of energy efficient and smart home solutions to ensure customers can be as efficient as possible.

As well as A-rated, highly efficient Worcester Bosch gas boilers, E.ON offers smart meters and smart thermostats which can all help people better manage their home energy use.