Grants to help you keep warm in your home this winter.
Now is the time for residents to think about how they can make their home warmer this winter as the Government is offering grants for insulation and heating improvements.
Funded grants of up to £3,500 (and up to £6,000 in areas where there is no mains gas) are available to homeowners and private tenants receiving certain income-related benefits, to help them keep warm and save money on energy bills.
The Warm Front scheme provides a package of insulation and heating measures tailored to meet individual needs, including loft and cavity-wall insulation, draught-proofing, hot-water-tank jackets and additional heating solutions such as installing a new central heating system, or repairing an existing one.
Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration and environment, said: “Keeping warm is important, especially in the colder weather, when some people find themselves spending more time at home. These improvements are designed to help you to keep warmer, healthier and more comfortable in your home.”
If you think you are eligible for the Warm Front scheme - apply now. An appointment will be made for a technical surveyor to visit you and discuss what energy efficiency and heating measures are suitable for your home.
You could claim a grant for heating and insulation if you own your home or rent it from a private landlord, and you are on certain benefits:
- Pension Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (that includes a work-related activity or support component.)
- Income Support Allowance (ISA) OR
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), with one of the following;
- A Pensioner Premium
- A Disability or Severe Disability Premium (DP)
- Disabled Child Premium (DCP)
- Child Tax Credit (which includes a disability or
severe disability element for a child or young person)
- A child under the age of five living with you
This scheme is funded by the Government and managed by Carillion Energy Services.
To find out more call North East Lincolnshire Council, Home Energy hotline on (01472) 324782.