Local Energy Advice Partnership

LEAP for this scheme year will be ending very soon, so please do not delay getting in touch – available throughout the whole of Dorset. This paramount service helps those who are at risk of fuel poverty. LEAP funding usually returns early Autumn.


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.

Are you eligible?

You may be eligible for the LEAP service if one of the below apply:

  • Have a low income
  • Receive tax credits
  • Receive Housing Benefit
  • Receive an income or disability related benefit
  • Have a long term illness or disability
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit (Savings Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (income below thresholds)
  • Working Tax Credit (income below thresholds)
  • Universal Credit (income below thresholds)
  • Carers Allowance
  • Council Tax Reduction
  • A Disability Benefit (incl. Attendance Allowance, DLA, PIP)
  • Persistent debt problems
  • A private housing resident. A tenant in a privately rented property with an EPC rating of D or E (BCP Council Area only)

What LEAP can do for you:

  • Help check if you are on the cheapest energy tariffs – could save you over £280 a year
  • Install FREE, simple energy saving measures which can save the average household £30 on their energy bills a year.
  • Give you day-to-day energy efficiency hints and tips and ensure your heating system is set up to keep you warm and save money.
  • Arrange a FREE telephone advice service to help with benefits, debt and other money problems.
  • Refer you for further energy efficiency improvements, such as full central heating, loft or cavity wall insulation or a new boiler.
  • Other local advice that may help you save on your water bills, arrange a free Fire Service visit or help access some other assistance
  • You will also be contacted in future with your permission about any new initiatives, like free appliances!

How it Works

If you’re eligible, you will get a FREE home visit from a friendly, qualified Home Energy Advisor.

  • Apply

    Please select which option you believe fits your eligibility. You can select more than one.
    Our appointments are Monday to Friday. A convenient time will be discussed with you, but this gives us an idea as to what times to offer to you, when we reply to your equiry.
    In addition to referring to the LEAP scheme, please advise if this client requires to be assessed for the HEART or ECHO scheme. Please also provide your contact details in the notes section below.
  • Please use this to provide further information or queries.
    This helps us to understand where we can reach people that require our support the most.

Ridgewater Energy also manage local and national energy efficiency funding and projects, and our team have 20 years’ experience working with letting agents, management companies, private landlords and tenants.

We work with a network of trusted installers, who can assist with various energy efficiency and heating measures whether funded or on a paid quote basis.


Can we help you?

If you want to know more, apply for one of our schemes or need some advice…

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