Residents and landlords reminded to apply for up to £10,000 of home energy efficiency funding
Eligible homeowners, tenants and landlords in the Chichester District are being urged to apply for grant funding to help them install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in their homes. Last year, Chichester District Council announced that it had secured Government funding to help residents keep warm and save money through improved insulation; air source heat pumps; and solar PV panels. Funding under the scheme is available until the end of March this year and people are being reminded to check to see whether they are eligible and apply as soon as possible by visiting: www.warmerhomes.org.uk or calling: 0800 038 5737
To be eligible, an applicant’s household income has to be £30,000 or less, or they need to be in receipt of a means-tested benefit. The applicant’s home must also have an Energy Performance Certificate of E, F, or G (with limited funding for EPC D rated properties). People can check their rating at: www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate
People who rent privately should speak to their landlord, who will be required to make a financial contribution and give consent for the improvements. Landlords looking to improve their properties through this scheme are required to seek their tenants’ consent.
Please contact Terri Foster, Senior Communications Officer at Chichester District Council on 01243 534679.