Free funding for energy efficiency measures helping to reduce energy bills
News release issued:
Residents across Wyre Forest can now apply for funding to improve their home’s energy efficiency and help to save money on rising energy bills.
The Sustainable Warmth funding aims to improve the energy efficiency of low income households across the district. The free improvements include solar PV panels, wall and loft insulation and air source heat pumps.
To be eligible, residents must have a gross household income of less than £30,000 year and have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of E, F or G. EPC can be arranged for anyone who does not have one and has an energy inefficient property. The council is encouraging people to apply now. This is to make sure all the checks can be made and eligibility for other grants explored before the work takes place later in the year.
People who live in privately rented properties can apply for the funding too, but landlords must contribute one third of the total costs of the measures.
Councillor Nicky Martin, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Health, Wellbeing and Democratic Services said:
“Improving our homes’ energy efficiency is a vital step in reducing energy bills and helping to meet our net-zero carbon targets. It’s good for our wallets and the climate. I’d encourage everyone who is eligible to apply as soon as possible; it really will make a difference helping to keep your home warm and reduce energy bills – something that everyone is concerned about.”
Rachel Jones, Act on Energy’s CEO said:
“We’re delighted to be partnering Wyre Forest to help deliver warmer homes. As well as helping people through the customer journey we can also advise on all aspects of energy – from efficiency, billing issues and help with fuel poverty. Our energy experts are ready to help”.
Applications can be made through local charity partner Act On Energy.
For more information about the scheme including details on how to apply, visit the Act On Energy website or call Act On Energy on 0800 988 2881 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).