Qualifying residents in Wyre can access this energy-efficiency grant scheme which is worth up to £10,000 per property. The grant scheme is available to owners-occupiers, private tenants and social tenants, although a contribution from a landlord will be required for all rented properties.

Green Homes Grants are now available via ‘Cosy Homes in Lancashire’ (CHiL) the Affordable Warmth initiative established by the 15 Local Authorities in Lancashire with the aim of reducing fuel poverty across the County.

‘CHiL’ can help you access the scheme which covers the cost of installing energy saving measures, such as solid wall insulation and renewable heating technologies, to make your home warmer now and in the future and ‘CHiL’ will pick up the bill. This funding does not cover gas boiler replacements.

Councillor Roger Berry, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety said: “We’re really encouraging all residents who are struggling to heat their homes in winter to get in touch and find out if they’re eligible. It takes minutes and costs them nothing.”

 

Properties eligible for the grant are those with a low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D,E,F or G.

If the property meets the criteria then the household must also be eligible to access the grant.

Eligible households will have a combined income of no more than £30,000 with savings of less than £16,000. Anyone in receipt of benefits is likely to qualify.

Councillor Berry added: “Residents need to hurry though. The scheme closes in December so I’m urging people to find out today if they’re eligible and the quickest and easiest way to do this is by visiting the CHiL website – www.chil.uk.com or contact their friendly team on 03306 061 488.”