Green Homes Grants available for low-income properties in Bishop’s Tachbrook
Residents in private properties in Warwick District that do not currently heat their home using mains gas central heating, can apply for funding to improve the energy efficiency of their home through the Green Homes Grants scheme.
Funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and delivered by the Council’s delivery partner E.ON with support from Act On Energy, the scheme aims to help improve the energy efficiency of low income private households in the District with free improvements to their home including solar PV panels, insulation, smart heating controls and air source heat pumps.
To be eligible, residents must:
- Own and live in their home; and
- Have a gross household income of less than £31,000 per year OR properties within certain eligible postcodes; and
- Currently heat their home with alternative fuels other than gas such as oil, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), coal, solid fuels, or electricity; and
- Have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G; if the home doesn’t have an EPC rating then E.ON will arrange this for you if they think that your property is energy inefficient
In an extra boost for households, the government has deemed that certain postcodes will now automatically meet the income eligibility criteria. This means that properties within these eligible postcodes that don’t currently heat their home using a gas boiler and have an EPC rating of D-G are automatically eligible for the Home Upgrade Grant.
A list of eligible postcodes is available on the Council’s website: www.warwickdc.gov.uk/greenhomesgrants
The energy efficiency measures will be carried out by a Trustmark registered contractor.
This latest scheme is thanks to additional funding allocated to Warwick District Council through the Home Upgrade Grant scheme. Under the previous scheme, the Council and its delivery partners successfully delivered over 300 measures for residents in Warwick District who now have warmer homes and lower energy bills.
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 or call Act On Energy on 0800 988 2881 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
Warwick District Council recently updated its cost of living website and leaflet, signposting residents to government and local support packages, as well as organisations that are able to offer advice during these difficult times.