Cost of living support
Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.
The Green Homes Grant Sustainable Warmth Scheme is a government scheme aimed at improving the energy efficiency of, and decarbonising, homes in the UK where residents are on low incomes.
The Council has funding available for residents to receive energy efficiency and green energy upgrades to their homes.
Funding available as part of the scheme:
Local Authority Delivery Scheme: For on-gas properties. Individual grants of up to £10,000 are available for people who own their property. If you are renting, then up to £5,000 is available per property, and your landlord will have to meet a minimum of a 1/3 of the total costs of any efficiency improvements.
Grants are available to install measures such as roof and wall insulation that will help to improve the energy efficiency of properties, saving you energy, money and reducing carbon emissions from your property. Other possible measures are the installation of solar PV/solar thermal, LED lighting and heat pumps.
Grant funding is available from March 2022-March 2023. We are working with Warmworks, a company who will be helping people through the process of signing up to the scheme, checking their eligibility and conducting house surveys, appointing contractors to conduct the works and getting final surveys of the property completed.
Page last reviewed: 3 November 2021
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