Help is at hand to reduce energy bills and cut carbonHousing
30 November 2022
Government grants are now available for those in North Northamptonshire who are eligible and want to make home improvements to reduce their energy bills and cut carbon emissions.
Sustainable Warmth is a government grant scheme designed to fund energy-efficiency upgrades for residents who are most likely to be impacted by the high cost of rising bills.
The grants managed by our partner organisation EON can be used for energy saving technology and upgrades fitted by approved installers.
Upgrades available include:
- insulation and ventilation upgrades
- an upgrade to a low carbon heating system (the new heating system cannot include a gas or oil boiler)
- heating controls
- solar panels (that generate free electricity)
- energy efficient lighting
Grants are available for those who own their own homes and for landlords of privately rented properties.
Eligibility for the grants is determined on a number of factors including household income and the energy efficiency rating of the property.
I welcome this scheme in North Northamptonshire as the grants can help assist eligible households to make home improvements which will make properties more energy efficient and sustainable going forward.Cllr Matt Binley North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Housing, Communities and Levelling Up
Not only will these grants reduce energy bills but they will also lower carbon emissions too, which will contribute towards our environmental goals.
This scheme offers a win-win for residents as it contributes towards measures to insulate against higher energy costs while at the same time offering sustainable solutions.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
More details about the scheme, which runs until December 28, 2022, including eligibility and how to apply are on the council’s website.