Help with heating and energy bills is available as part of a scheme run by North East Lincolnshire Council and other local authorities.
A combination of winter weather and national lockdown restrictions means more people are staying at home, which can result in higher heating costs.
You could make significant home energy improvements to your property with government subsidised home improvements, through Lincs 4 Warmer Homes (L4WH).
L4WH is a new partnership between local authorities across Greater Lincolnshire, including North East Lincolnshire Council, offering energy efficiency improvements and advice.
The partnership secures funding available to eligible residents and works alongside contractors to deliver energy efficiency improvements to assist those living in fuel poverty, in saving money and reducing energy usage.
You could be entitled to improvements including:
- First time installation of gas central heating, or LPG alternative where main gas is not an option
- Loft insulation
- Cavity wall insulation
- Solid wall insulation
- Boiler replacements
Funding for the improvements is available via the Warm Homes Fund and ECO Funding streams.
Funding is limited and will be released on a first come, first served basis, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.
Councillor Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“With so many of us staying at home during the lockdown, we know many residents may be living in a cold or poorly insulated property.
“Since the launch of L4WH last year there’s been a good uptake of the funding available, and we hope to see this continue.
“I urge everyone in North East Lincolnshire to contact L4WH to see what funding you could be entitled to.”
The L4WH Team are available for support by offering advice and potentially securing you funding to make your home warmer over the colder months.
L4WH is administered by North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, for all ten local authorities.