Warmer Homes for residents in Mid Sussex
PR2471/PW/ED - 28/10/2022
Mid Sussex District residents are asked to check if they are eligible to receive a new grant to help them heat their homes, lower their carbon emissions, and save money on their fuel bills.
In partnership with other Councils Mid Sussex District Council has secured funding from the Government to improve the energy efficiency of eligible homes. Warmer Homes funding is available until March 2023, to install the following energy efficiency measures:
- solar PV panels
- air source heat pumps
Up to £25,000 is available per home if you meet the following criteria:
- Your home has an EPC rating of E, F or G (limited funding is available for EPC D rated properties).
- You have a total household annual income of £30,000 or less (before housing costs/bills)
- You receive a means-tested benefit
Residents can check the EPC rating of their home online at www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate
This funding is available to owner occupiers and those living in privately rented homes on a first-come, first served basis and it only takes 5 minutes to make an application.
Councillor Norman Webster, Mid Sussex District Council Cabinet Member for Community said:
“With energy bills almost tripling in just one year, our residents are already being affected by the growing cost of living crisis, and the colder winter months are fast approaching.
“This Warmer Homes Programme can offer vital energy efficiency improvements for those on low incomes. The range of measures available can help people to stay warmer, reduce their energy use and therefore lower bills whilst also making their homes greener by cutting carbon emissions.”
Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council, said:
“The Council is delighted to have successfully secured this funding to help support many of our residents during this challenging time. I would encourage as many local people as possible to check if they are eligible, either by visiting the Warmer Homes website or calling the freephone number provided and reap the benefits of this scheme without delay.“
For further information about the programme and to apply online, residents should visit the Warmer Homes website: www.warmerhomes.org.uk/programme and click ‘apply now’ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, call 0800 038 5737 (freephone) Monday – Friday during office hours to find out more and apply by phone.