Tackling Fuel Poverty

We’re helping almost 1,200 households across the Leeds City Region lower their energy bills and heat their homes more efficiently through our Growth Deal-funded Tackling Fuel Poverty programme.

In partnership with the LEP, we’ve invested £6m into the scheme to improve insulation and heating in homes in Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Over the next 42 years, it is estimated that households under the scheme will save almost £10m combined in heating bills or almost £195 per household, per year on average.

In addition to money and carbon savings – calculated to be 31,500 tonnes over the lifetime of the insulation – 215 local jobs will also be supported by using local contractors.

The Tackling Fuel Poverty Programme and related projects are delivered through Better Homes Yorkshire, the only Council backed energy efficiency and heating provider in the Leeds City Region

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Project Lead


West Yorkshire Combined Authority

District/ Area

Leeds City Region


Business case summary

Link here



£6 million Leeds City Region Growth Deal


Project Status



Start and end dates

June 2016 – March 2019


Delivery partners

Engie Regeneration through the Better Homes Yorkshire programme


Other funders

Customer contributions, Council match, EON are providing Energy Company Obligation funding


Get in touch (contact information)


0800 597 1500


Vicky Dumbrell