Green Homes Grant – Are You Eligible?

CBC Offers Green Homes Grants

Green Homes Grants flyer

Parish Councillors have had early notice of Green Homes Grants. This comes as they are taking part in an Essex-wide series of workshops to understand how communities can come together to assist with climate change and carbon reduction initiatives.

Warmworks are managing the project; their role is to check resident eligibility & guide applicants through the process. They will also arrange for installers to deliver the works and inspect them afterwards.  The scheme is open until the end of March 2022.

Who Can Benefit?

Up to £10,000 is available for those who own their property. Up to £5,000 is available for renters when the landlord pays a minimum of one-third of the cost. The grants are available to those who:

  • Live in a property with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D or below,
  • Have a combined household income of £30k or less, and
  • Are in receipt of an eligible benefit such as Universal Credit (see the full list here).

If you think you might be eligible you can visit the Green Homes Grant Scheme website to complete an application.  Alternatively, you can call Warmworks on 0808 196 8255 to make an enquiry.

What can you do if you aren’t eligible?

Recently the Planning & Development Committee gave some useful advice on this very topic. This gave advice on how to cut energy costs by a range of measures ranging from inexpensive to more costly. Read the article here.