Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL)

Blackpool Council is working with local authorities in Lancashire to help households access funding for energy-related improvements to their homes.

If your property is suitable you may be able to have a number of energy efficiency improvements installed in your home for free including loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

Loft insulation

The scheme can deliver free loft insulation to any domestic property in Lancashire. Insulation will be installed to a recommended thickness of 270 mm. (subject to survey)

Cavity wall insulation

The scheme is able to provide free cavity wall insulation for most homes built after 1920. We use high quality beads and this insulation can save an average property around £100 to £140 per year.(subject to survey)

Solid wall insulation

Solid wall insulation, which can be either external to the property or fitted onto internal walls, is appropriate for older properties with no cavity wall but can be very expensive. There may be limited funding to help towards the cost.


The CHiL scheme is able to provide a wide range of energy efficiency measures including, replacement high quality condensing boilers and first time central heating, dependent on benefit criteria being met and subject to survey. In instances where the criteria is not met, the scheme can still offer a very competitive deal for a new boiler and service package, including providing ethical finance options where no upfront payment is needed.