Council Urges Residents To Apply for Green Homes Grant

Up to £10,000 available to boost energy efficiency for people on low incomes

Grants available for upgrade of colder homes. Picture: NEA

Residents of Hounslow borough could cut their fuel bills, keep warm and help to reduce carbon emissions in the borough this winter thanks to an energy-saving grant scheme.

Hounslow Council, in partnership with 12 other west London boroughs, has secured a £26m extension to the Green Homes Grant. The council is urging anyone who may be eligible to apply for help.

Under the scheme, eligible householders could be entitled to up £10,000 worth of government funding to pay for energy-efficient measures like wall, loft and hot water tank insulation.

The scheme also offers support with fitting environmentally-friendly technology such as heat pumps and energy-efficient boilers.

The Green Homes Grant scheme is open to homeowners and people in social rented accommodation, where the home has a reduced energy rating and a low annual income.

The project is being coordinated by Warmworks in Hounslow. The company will arrange a survey with residents who are eligible and agree on what work needs to be done. All work carried out will be independently assessed.

Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency, Councillor Katherine Dunne, said, “We all need to use our heating systems more over the winter months. The Green Homes Grant scheme offers vital improvements which could benefit people across Hounslow who are on low income and find it hard to heat their homes.”

“Improving the energy efficiency of our homes will also help to reduce carbon emissions in our borough which supports our ambitions around climate change.”

“I would urge everyone in Hounslow to check if they are eligible to get help from the Green Homes Grant.

Ross Armstrong, Warmworks Managing Director, said, “I’m delighted that Warmworks is working in partnership with Hounslow Council to deliver the Green Homes Grant scheme.

“Not only does the renewable heating technology available under the scheme offer local people an opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions and support the transition to Net Zero, but in colder weather months, one of the most important benefits we can offer through the scheme is to help people feel warmer, healthier and happier in their homes.

“A few minutes to complete our short application could help your home stay warm for years ahead.”

You can find out more about the scheme, including links to an online application form here or by calling Warmworks free of charge on 0800 233 5655.

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February 8, 2022