More residents set to benefit from home heating improvements.
Eligibility criteria has now changed for the Government’s Warm Front scheme meaning that more people could now benefit from grants for insulation and heating improvements.
Warm Front will now offer grants of up to £3,500 for parents who receive child tax credit or working tax credit and have child under 16, or if they have a child who’s in full time education aged under 20. Household income in both cases has to be no more than £15,860.
The grants are available to homeowners and private tenants 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.
The existing eligibility criteria still remains (see full criteria below).
Householders can apply by calling (01472) 324782 or e-mail email@example.com
- To qualify for Warm Front a person must live in their own home or rent privately and be in receipt of one of the benefits below.
- The property must have a SAP rating of 63 or under. (The SAP rating does not apply to mobile homes). The SAP rating of the property will be assessed at the beginning of the Technical Survey.
- A householder or their spouse must be in receipt of one of the following:
- Pension Credit
- Guaranteed Credit or Savings Credit
- Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance and have any of the following:
- Has parental responsibility for a child under 16 or under 20, if still in full time education, who ordinarily lives with that person
- Child Tax Credit (which must include a disability or severe disability element for a child or young person)
- Disabled Child Premium
- Disability Premium (enhanced disability or severe disability element premium)
- Pensioner Premium (higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA IR) that includes a work related activity or support component.
- Child Tax credit and has an income of £15,860 or less
- Working Tax credit and has an income of £15,860 or less and have any of the following:
- Has parental responsibility for a child under 16 or under 20, if still in full time
education, who ordinarily lives with that person
- Severe disability element
- Aged 60 years or over