The average household in the UK could save up to £300 a year by looking at how they use and pay for their energy. There are many ways to save money including:

  • switching energy suppliers;
  • making small changes to the way you use energy;
  • investing in low cost insulation;
  • installing energy efficient appliances and boilers; and
  • apply for the Warm Home Discount scheme if you are on a low income.

There are also some grant schemes and discounts available to eligible residents which can be found on the West Sussex Wellbeing  page.

Home Energy Visits

Wellbeing home is an Award winning free home energy advice service. Emma Pagett and Jo Williamson are Chichester's and Arun's Home Energy Visitors who support households in fuel poverty. They can:

  • Advise on how to manage your energy bills
  • Provide energy and money saving advice
  • Support you to apply for heating and insulation grants
  • Advise on more appropriate tariffs and ways to stay warm affordably
  • Refer clients to other services where necessary.
  • Refer to the West Sussex emergency heater scheme, providing heaters to those in emergency situations

You may qualify for a free home energy visit or phone advice. You can get in touch via the below methods.

Householders can self-refer or we accept referrals from professional. Please use the secure referral link.

Wellbeing self-referral

Improve your comfort, health and wellbeing

To find out about the latest grants and discount schemes, see Housing financial assistance.

The Chichester Warm Homes Initiative

This is an additional and exclusive local scheme offered via the Council which may be able to help if the other sources of funding have for some reason not been found to be applicable.

Home owners and private sector tenants on a low income or certain means tested benefits can apply for funding for a whole house efficient heating system where they are in fuel poverty or suffering a Category 1 hazard for excess cold under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

The funding is available to those who are on a low income or on a means tested benefit. Applicants must either be in receipt of a means tested benefit, Disabled Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment OR the household income is less than £20,000 pa and the applicant has less than £16,000 in savings

The funding can be up to £5000 (or £8000 in areas where gas is not available). Landlords have to pay the first £1000 in the case of a tenant being funded.

The cost of the works is registered as a land charge and is repayable upon sale of the property.

There are further conditions which apply.