Further support available to create more energy efficient homes
Hundreds of households in the district could now be eligible for financial help to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes thanks to the awarding of funding to Warwick District Council.
In the past year, the Council has been successful in securing grants for a number of schemes amounting to over £4m from BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) to retrofit over 270 Council properties.
Now following another successful bid to BEIS’s Sustainable Warmth programme, a further grant of £1.04m has been made available which will enable the Council to assist low-income households and landlords in the private sector to upgrade properties that have low energy performance ratings.
The Council’s Housing Team will now work alongside E.ON to identify homes that could benefit from a range of energy-saving measures including underfloor and loft insulation, solar PV, hybrid air source heat pumps and smart heating controls.
Households who meet the criteria could receive full funding for efficiency improvements with landlords renting out properties that are F or G energy rated entitled to a 50% contribution.
Warwick District Council will now work with E.ON to formalise the scheme which will be launched in the new year.