RESIDENTS in Warwick district are being invited to apply for funding to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through the Sustainable Warmth Competition.
The eco-minded scheme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered by E.ON with support from Act On Energy, 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 and air source heat pumps.
To be eligible, residents must:
· Own and live in their home
· Have a gross household income of less than £30,000 year or receive a means tested benefit
· Have an EPC rating of D, E, F or G
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.
Coun Jan Matecki, Warwick District Council’s (WDC) spokesperson for housing and assets, said: “We recognise the importance of improving the energy efficiency of people’s homes not only for the climate, but also for the difference it makes to energy bills. Now has never been a more important time to do this, so I would encourage everyone eligible to get in touch and see what improvements can be made to your home to make it warm and affordable”.
Sarah Farmer, Director of Residential Solutions at E.ON, added: “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 or call Act On Energy on 0800 988 2881.