North East Lincolnshire Council

Keep warm for less this winter with energy saving assistance available

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE and North Lincolnshire Council, are offering homeowners and private rented tenants funding for energy-saving home improvements.

The improvement works assistance is available through the South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership (SHEEP) and the Government’s ECO programme which is designed to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

Through the scheme funding is available for the following energy-saving home improvements:

  • Boiler upgrades (Gas, oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG))
  • Central heating systems
  • A-rated electric storage heaters
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • External wall insulation

Councillor David Watson, portfolio holder for energy, said: “Energy costs can be crippling to large families and the vulnerable, who often don’t have the money set aside for extensive improvement works and upgrades.

“This funding means that many people in our area that are living in fuel poverty or have expensive energy bills can carry out improvement works to their homes where they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. In some cases, improvements can be fully funded through the scheme.

“Improving the energy efficiency of a dwelling can save substantial amounts of money of energy bills, whilst making a household much more comfortable to live in.”

Funding and assistance from the scheme is allocated based on the type of property or a set of criteria dependent on the type of energy saving home improvements required.

For more information on the scheme or general advice on energy efficiency in your home, contact the Home Energy Team on (01472) 32 4782.

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