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Essential home improvement grants available

Residents living in Warwick District could be eligible for up to £10,000 in funding to make essential repairs or safety improvements to their homes.

Administered by HEART (a partnership of Warwickshire Local Authorities) the Warmer and Safer Home grant scheme is available to owner-occupiers, who have been living in their property for a minimum of three years and are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support or Income Related Employment or Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit

The funding could cover a wide range of works from addressing security issues such as broken windows or doors or lack of hygiene facilities to improving safety in the home such as electrical, gas or fire hazards or prevention of trips or falls. The scheme also includes measures to provide heating in cold homes or to repair or renew defective boilers.

Those wishing to find out more about Warmer and Safer Homes (WASH) grants should contact the HEART team which is based at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Email/Website, Tel 02476 376299.