Exeter residents can benefit from the Government’s Green Homes Grants
Published: 22 November 2021
Residents across Exeter can benefit from free energy efficiency improvements worth up to £10,000 thanks to a multi-million pound Government funded programme.
Under the Green Homes Grants Scheme, led by West of England Combined Authority, working with E.ON and Happy Energy Solutions, owner occupiers will benefit from energy efficiency installations up to the value of £10,000.
There is nothing for them to pay towards the costs of works.
Tenants of rented properties can also access grants of up to £5,000 for energy efficiency upgrades, but the landlord will be expected to contribute at least one third towards the cost of works.
To be eligible for the grants the residents of the property must have a low income (receive benefits or have the household income below £30,000 per annum) and the EPC for the property must be rated D, E, F or G.
If there is no EPC for your property, you can still apply and it doesn’t matter who your energy supplier is.
Anyone struggling to keep their home warm and thinks they are eligible for some help should submit an application at the website heatdevon.co.uk
The scheme is expected to run until March 2022, but will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
For those qualifying Happy Energy Solutions will survey their home to assess which energy efficiency measures could be installed.
The options will then be discussed and a final decision reached.
Nigel Dewbery, Director of Residential Solutions at E.ON, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with the South West Energy Hub to give eligible residents the opportunity to install a range of energy efficiency measures on their properties.
“This demonstrates E.ON’s commitment to helping improve the energy efficiency of housing across the UK and reducing individual homeowners’ impact on the environment, all helping to support our net-zero targets.”