Energy Advice and Support for Clergy Households

Here is advice about how to reduce energy bills, request energy-efficiency improvements or apply for financial support.

Hardship Grants

The Church of England has provided some additional funds to the Diocese to assist those in frontline ministry, both lay and ordained, who are facing hardship. We had just over 100 applications for our initial grant of £400.Our second round of funding is now open for applications. Please note you can apply a second time, but only one application per household please. To apply for a hardship grant please click here. If you have any questions about it, please contact your archdeacon.

Reducing Energy Costs

  • Follow top tips for reducing energy consumption from Energy Saving Trust
  • Check Martin Lewis’ advice on suppliers
  • Get free and impartial advice from your local energy advice service (see table below).
  • email your Diocesan surveyor for advice if you think your home needs insulation or heating improvements

Free Energy Advice services in Devon

Across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay, a network of community energy organisations (CEOs) provide free and impartial advice and support to householders. The CEOs are not for profit organisations, which work closely with local authorities and other frontline support agencies to provide holistic support and wherever possible access to grant funding. In some areas, additional crisis grants are available.

North Devon 361 Energy FREE ENERGY EFFICIENCY & REDUCE YOUR BILLS – 361 Energy
South Hams South Dartmoor Community Energy Energy Advice – South Dartmoor Community Energy (
West Devon Tamar Energy Community Energy Advice – Tamar Energy Community
Plymouth Plymouth Energy Community Plymouth Community Energy
Torbay Exeter Community Energy Healthy Homes for Wellbeing – ECOE
East Devon
Mid Devon