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Cut your energy costs

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme

If you're an Essex homeowner with a household income below £30,000, you may be eligible for up to £10,000 of work to make energy efficient improvements to your home.

Improvements covered by the scheme include:

  • insultation
  • heating, excluding gas and oil boilers
  • heating controls
  • ventiliation
  • hot water systems
  • solar thermal
  • solar PV
  • lighting

The funding covers the entire cost of the improvements, up to £10,000.

Availability

Applications are open for this phase of the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme.

Apply by completing the Green Homes Grant Scheme Application Form.

Energy Hub and Warmworks are managing this round of funding.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scheme, you must:

If you have a household income above £30,000, you may still be eligible if you or someone in your household receives:

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
  • Working Tax Credit

Funding is also available for private landlords, local authority-owned properties and social housing, however a 33% contribution from the landlord is required and the maximum funding per property is £5,000.

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