Home improvements, insulation and repairs

Free home improvements and energy advice

Greater Manchester home energy advice and funding

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is offering to help lower your energy bills and make your home better for the environment.

All you need to do is visit the GMCA Retrofit Portal and submit a short survey. If you're eligible you could get free advice, support and home improvements.

Check your eligibility at the GMCA Retrofit Portal

Groundwork's Green Doctor programme

Groundwork's Green Doctors offer free, impartial advice and support to help you save energy, reduce your bills, and live in a warmer, more comfortable home.

Groundwork offers support with:

  • Fixing the causes of heat loss in your home
  • Tackling problems with damp or mould
  • Useful tips for saving energy and water whilst ensuring your home stays safe and comfortable
  • Installing small energy and water efficiency measures, such as draft excluders
  • Switching energy providers to save money
  • Accessing other support, such as emergency heating, government subsidies or grants, and advice on energy or water debt

You can get help and sign up for a free Green Doctor consultation on Groundwork's website.

More information about Groundwork's Green Doctor programme

Local Energy Advice Service (LEAP)

You can access LEAP's free home visit service to help you save money and keep your home warm and cosy.

During your home visit, a qualified Home Energy Adviser can:

  • Install free simple home energy measures, such as LED lights and draught-proofing
  • Give you day-to-day energy efficiency hints and tips
  • Make sure your heating is working correctly
  • Check if you're on the cheapest tariff
  • Arrange a free telephone advice service to help with benefits, money and bill problems
  • Refer you for further energy efficiency improvements such as loft or cavity wall insulation

Apply for a home visit online at LEAP