A new round of funding has become available to help residents on lower incomes save on their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.
Residents who are on income-related benefits or who have a gross household income of £30,000 a year or less could be eligible for free home improvements worth up to £10,000. Improvements could include solid and cavity wall insulation, loft and underfloor insulation, air source heat pumps and solar panels.
The funding is available through the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Phase 3 scheme. Delivered by Agility Eco, the scheme is available to properties with an energy performance certificate rating of D, E, F or G.
The measures are fully funded for owner-occupier properties. For private rental properties, landlords will be required to provide consent and make a contribution based on the measures required. Eligibility is based on the tenant, so there needs to be a permanent tenant residing in the property who is happy to confirm their eligibility.
The previous two schemes run by Agility Eco (LAD 1A and 1B) have provided an average of £6K worth of energy saving measures per home to over 1,800 properties.
The scheme operates on a first- come, first- served basis, so if you think you might be eligible, please apply as soon as possible by visiting www.warmerhomes.org.uk or calling 0800 038 5737.