Grants and Financial Assistance

Private Sector Housing Financial Assistance

As part of its Private Sector Housing Financial Assistance Policy Gateshead Council offers financial assistance to enable homeowners to improve their homes to a 'Decent Standard' where they are unable to afford to carry out essential works themselves. The Council is committed to making sure that wherever possible the energy efficiency of homes is improved through better insulation, heating systems, and general repair. All such improvements are designed to improve the thermal comfort of the home and to contribute to the governments Decent Home Standard.

To find out more about the financial assistance outline above contact Gateshead Councils Home Improvement Team on 0191 433 3000 or at

Energy Saving Trust  

The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation, funded both by government and the private sector. They are one of the UK's leading organisations set up to address the damaging effects of climate change and they have offices in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Their aim is to cut emissions of carbon dioxide by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy.

The Energy Saving Trust provide impartial information and advice and have a network of advice centres in the UK specifically designed to help people take action.

To find out more about their advice centres call 0800 512 012 to speak to a local advisor or click below to see how they can help you improve the energy efficiency of your home.

  • Home Energy Check - For a personalised report showing how much and energy and money you can save in your home.
  • Grants and Offers Search - To search for further energy efficient grants available in your area


Contact us

Energy Services 
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

Tel: 0191 433 2905

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