Brent Council will be rolling out a programme of energy efficiency works as part of a £26m government ‘Green Homes Grant’ scheme, that will not only make homes more sustainable but also cheaper to run.
£26 million grant awarded to make homes greener and tackle fuel poverty
27 January 2022
The grant, shared between 13 other West London councils, will fund sustainability works to raise the energy efficiency rating of 2,500 low income and low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rated homes.
Almost 15 per cent of West London’s population are suffering from fuel poverty, resulting in an estimated 212,500 households struggling to keep their homes warm this winter.
Those living in eligible properties, can apply for up to £10,000 of grant funding to cover the installation of efficiency measures, such as low carbon heating systems, insulation, and smart heating controls.
Private and social landlords may also apply to the scheme on behalf of eligible tenants, receiving a grant of up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds of works.
Cllr Krupa Sheth, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The Green Homes Grant is a great opportunity to work together with West London councils to help residents living in fuel poverty, and who are most impacted by increasing energy costs and face the difficult decision of choosing between heat and food. The sustainable measures will make homes warmer and cheaper to run. As homes and buildings can account for the most carbon emissions, this scheme also doubles up to help us on our journey towards reaching net zero carbon by 2030.”
The sustainable retrofitting measures will be carried out by Warmworks, collaborating with local operators to support and boost the local economy. Warmworks will also offer energy advice and support from start to finish.
Are you eligible?
To be eligible, you must live in Brent or one of the twelve participating boroughs and in a home with an energy rating of D, E, F, or G.
You can visit the Find an Energy Certificate to check your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating and efficiency recommendations.
You may also register online or call 0800 233 5655 and ask to be screened for the Green Homes Grant (GHG:LAD) program and we will check for you.
To participate in the Green Homes Grant scheme, you must have a total annual household income of £30,000 or less.
To check full eligibility and to apply for the scheme, please visit: groundwork.secure.force.com/enquiry/
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