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Make your home warmer and cheaper to run

Last Modified May 17, 2021
 
Homeowners could receive up to £10,000 towards the cost of energy efficiency measures in one of the biggest grant-funded retrofit programmes to date.

We've teamed up with the National Energy Foundation to offer low-income households help through our Green Homes Grant scheme to fund energy-saving improvements in their homes. Under the scheme, eligible homeowners can get up to £10,000 and private landlords up to £5000 towards the costs of energy efficiency improvements. Among the measures which could be made are external wall, underfloor and roof insulation, as well as heating upgrade to help improve your home's performance.

The scheme represents an important next step towards tackling fuel poverty, reducing energy use and lowering carbon emissions for the local authority.

Councillor Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "This is a great opportunity for anybody who wants to make their home warmer, but cannot afford to pay for improvements.

"A properly-insulated home can save a household up to £250 per year. Through this scheme, you could secure funding to cover all or part of the cost of installing insulation or upgrading your heating.

"This scheme will help us as a borough reduce our carbon footprint and move a step closer to achieving our commitment to tackling climate change

"If you think you might be eligible for help, then get in contact with our partners at the National Energy Foundation today and it could be the beginning of making your home, warmer, healthier and cheaper to run."

The programme is being delivered through the Government's Green Homes Grant funding, which the council secured in partnership with Three Rivers District Council.

The Green Homes Grant scheme aims to help the country achieve its net-zero carbon goal, while also helping households save money, stay warm, and reduce their carbon footprint.

To find out more contact the National Energy Foundation on their free helpline, 0800 038 6030, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays.

Alternatively, email greenhomesgrant@nef.org.uk with your full name, address and phone number and an advisor will call back.

Posted on Monday 17th May 2021
 

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