Local Energy Advice Partnership
LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) is a FREE home visit scheme to assist residents throughout Dorset with free energy advice, energy saving devices, along with access to other improvements like heating upgrades and insulation. Eligibility criteria is vast, if you are in a receipt of a benefit, suffering from poor health or are vulnerable, you will most likely qualify for this scheme. It is also the first assessment we advise to carry out, as it refers candidates for other grant schemes that could benefit them.
Help for Warmth
Help for Warmth is a scheme designed to assist all clients in the domestic sector from owner occupiers, private and social tenants and their landlords, whether on low incomes, benefits, or in full time well paid employment.
The scheme can help anyone living in a domestic premises, to get advice and assistance with upgrading the energy efficiency of their home. With so many schemes, funding streams and qualifying criteria, we encourage you to contact us using the form on this page, if you are still unsure of which options are open to you.
The common assumption is that you need to be receiving state benefits to get assistance, this is not the case and many clients are surprised what they qualify for, or that we can still assist those not able to get grant funding, with full advice and support in assessing and installing these works.
Surviving Winter Appeal
Donations to the Appeal are dispersed to local older people in fuel poverty and since first launched in 2011, Dorset Community Foundation, the charity behind the Appeal, has raised and dispersed over £270,000 in support.
This year’s Appeal is now closed but will re-open for applications in November.
Contact Ridgewater Energy today
Ridgewater currently deliver field-based services including Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s), LEAP energy and money saving advice visits and fitting of small energy efficiency improvements, (such as LED lightbulbs, radiator panels and draught proofing). We can also help with boiler replacements, first time gas central heating systems, renewable energy technologies, storage heater upgrades and insulation.