Tackling Fuel Poverty

National Grid's commitment to providing warmer, healthier homes

Welcome to National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions

National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions was established in 2008 to address some of the issues caused by increasing energy prices and the growth of Fuel Poverty in the UK. We seek to assist qualifying homes in the 25% most deprived areas in England by offering:

  • New gas connections to consumers not currently connected to the National Grid gas distribution network.
  • Free or discounted gas central heating systems to qualifying households.
  • Income maximisation and energy efficiency and tariff advice, and appropriate tariffs.

Consumers, society, local government and the environment benefit from these services by:

  • Improved living conditions leading to warmer and healthier homes.
  • Householders have access to heating and make financial savings on energy use.
  • There are fewer harmful emissions which means better air quality on a local, regional and global scale.
  • Improved insulation and heating systems resulting in less energy demand.
  • Home energy efficiency ratings (SAP) are improved.
  • Local authorities/registered social landlords will meet air quality and energy efficiency targets.

About Affordable Warmth  

125 000 Gas Production

208,190metres of gas mains constructed

Warmer Houses

97%of customers confirmed their properties were warmer following our installation

ISO Award

14001acheived ISO 14001 and 9001 accreditations

Community Gas Heating Systems

£20 millionsecured for new community gas heating systems

Completed Schemes Outside Region

5completed schemes outside of National Grids region

One Off Connections Made

25,278one-off connections made

Qualifying Criteria

Qualifying Criteria

Over 5 million householders are now facing the misery of fuel poverty - the recent increase in this number is due mainly to the rise in energy prices and energy inefficient homes.

Qualifying criteria
Assessment Form

Energy Assessment Form

Complete the Home Energy Assessment Form to provide us with information that we need to start a New Gas Supply application.

Apply online
Energy Advice

Energy Saving Tips

There are several ways to help reduce the cost of your energy bills, here are a few tips to get you started.

Energy saving tips