Posted by: Laura Hammond
Tue 23rd August 2022
Amber Valley Borough Council has launched a grant scheme designed to help keep homes warm this winter and limit the increasing cost of heating bills.
The Home Upgrades Grant has been made available after the council received funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to help residents counter the increasing cost of energy bills.
Explaining more about the grant scheme, Amber Valley Borough Council says:
The main measure that is being offered for installation is external wall insulation, but depending on suitability we may also include loft insulation and cavity wall insulation (subject to survey).
If you meet the following conditions, then you may qualify for a grant that could fully fund works to improve the energy efficiency of your home. The works would be installed by Trustmark registered installers and overseen by our dedicated team of officers.
You could qualify if you answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Is your property off-gas/does not have a gas boiler for heating and hot water?
- Do you own your own home? – if you rent your property, we will need permission from your landlord as they will be required to make a contribution towards the work.
- Do you have a total household income of less than £30,000 a year (before tax)?
- If you know the EPC rating of your home, is it D or less? To find out whether your property has a valid EPC visit www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate
If you think you are eligible for a Home Upgrades Grant, call 01773 841517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find out more information about the scheme here.
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