Take advantage of the Green Homes Grant
The Council is encouraging eligible homeowners in South Derbyshire to apply for free grant funding to improve the energy efficiency of their home and reduce their fuel bills.
The grant, of up to £10,000, is part of a Government-backed scheme to help successful applicants improve the energy performance of their home through loft and cavity wall insulation.
Applications for the scheme are being accepted between now and January, with the grants allocated on a first come first served basis.
The work will be carried out by Trustmark-approved Westville Insulation Ltd, with no contribution required by the homeowner.
A homeowner’s total household income must be below £30k and the property must have an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D or lower to be eligible for the free grant.
With the resulting improvements potentially reducing a household’s energy bill by £600 per year the Council is keen to encourage as many eligible people as possible to apply.
Cllr Gordon Rhind, Chair of the Housing and Community Services Committee said: “The sunny weather is now coming to an end and the darker nights and cooler weather will soon be with us. With this comes the real concerns of increasing energy costs for many of our residents. This is especially true in older houses with poor insulation.
“So, our Green Homes Grants represents a great opportunity - there is no cost or contribution required from the householder, and I think it’s a superb scheme we should be promoting and encouraging people to take up.
“Having a well-insulated home reduces your fuel bills, enhances the value of your property and helps you do your bit for the environment – which we as a Council are keen to support.”
Private landlords are eligible for assistance, with a 33 per cent contribution required from the landlord towards costs, up to £5,000 contribution to the total fee.
For further information and to apply please visit: Apply for a Green Homes Grant.
Members of the Council's Climate and Environment Team will be attending Swadlincote Fire Station's Open Day, tomorrow 12 - 3pm (Saturday, 11 September) to answer questions about the Green Homes Grant scheme.
10 September 2021