Green homes grants come to Warwickshire

Homeowners in Warwick are being encouraged to take advantage of a free scheme where they can improve the energy efficiency of their home, keeping them warmer and saving money.

Warwick District Council have secured funding for the Green Homes Grants scheme, which is open to private owner-occupied properties.

What’s available?

For households that are eligible for the scheme, E.ON will arrange a time to visit and carry out a free home survey. The survey takes around an hour to complete, which then helps Warwick District recommend the best improvements. The improvements provided depend on each home’s needs but could include any of the following:

  • Solar PV panels
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Smart heating controls
  • Air source heat pumps
  • External wall insulation

To be eligible, residents must:

  • Own and live in their own home; and
  • Have a gross household income of less than £30,000 year OR someone in the home receives a means tested benefit; and
  • Live in a home that has an EPC rating of D, E, F or G; if the home doesn’t have an EPC then E.ON will arrange this, if the property is deemed to be energy inefficient

Funding is provided up to a maximum of £10,000 per property, subject to the terms and conditions of the grant, with the work carried out by a Trustmark registered contractor.

How to apply

Act on Energy will handle the application process for this scheme. Applications can be made in the following ways:

Funding information

Funding for this project has been obtained from The Sustainable Warmth Competition, a scheme run by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with the aim to help improve the energy efficiency of low-income households and improve the least energy-efficient properties free of charge.

This helps residents by improving the warmth and comfort of their homes, whilst reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.

Sarah Farmer, Director of Residential Solutions at E.ON:

“Improving the energy efficiency of homes across the UK is key to meeting the nation’s net-zero targets, and can dramatically improve people’s living conditions, by helping to increase their comfort and reduce their energy bills.

“We’re delighted to be bringing these benefits to households across parts of Warwickshire as we continue to work with Warwick District Council to install energy efficiency measures, such as insulation, solar panels or air source heat pumps, in the homes of eligible residents.”

Applications are being made through local charity Act On Energy, with E.ON Energy Solutions carrying out the installations. For more information about the scheme, including details on how to apply, visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/greenhomesgrants.

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