Climate and Environmental Sustainability
Home energy efficiency & grants advice
If you are looking for help with a query about:
- Eligibility for a grant to insulate your home or install new low-carbon heating
- A concern about the cost of heating or keeping warm in winter
- Other debt or wellbeing issues
- The validity of an offer made by a doorstep sales representative
Provided by Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice service working in partnership with West Sussex local authorities, you are guaranteed to be provided with free, impartial, and confidential advice. The service is provided to anyone in West Sussex whether you are a home-owner, or rent a home through a private or social housing provider.
Please note that Mid Sussex District Council does not process or authorise any grants, work with or endorse any companies or their doorstep agents promoting energy efficiency or insulation grants directly. To confirm the validity of an offer, or to confirm the authorisation of a grant please contact West Sussex Energy Advice Service.
West Sussex Energy Advice Service
Monday to Friday
Tel: 01243 974063
Climate & Sustainability Action
Making the world a more sustainable place is the responsibility of council, community, and every one of us. The goods we buy and throw away, how we travel and how we use energy at our homes and place of work has been causing harmful climate change. This is causing the loss of our natural environment at an unsustainable rate.
The council is committed to play its part in supporting international and national plans to allow prosperity to continue but to move away from old and polluting ways of doing things.
Here are some key actions the council is taking forward:
- Our future plans and policies the council has chosen to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals to guide our thinking and reporting on wider measures of social, environmental and economic wellbeing.
- In June 2021 the council commissioned climate change experts to advise how to create an effective pathway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the government’s 2050 net-zero target. Work on this is expected to complete by the end of the year.
- Guided by the recommendations of the Net Zero report the council is updating its policy approach to environmental sustainability though the development of the Sustainable Economy Strategy and the review of the Local Plan during 2021-22. Links to these and other documents will be made available here when published. The current sustainability strategy document is still available to download although this will be shortly superseded by the documents listed above.
- Scrutiny Committee for Leader, Finance and Performance - Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 5.00pm
- Scrutiny Committee for Leader, Finance and Performance - Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 5.00pm
Where to get further information?
A business looking for advice about net-zero?
- Please see Business Climate Hub website for information
Looking for information about Climate change?
How much progress has the UK made towards climate targets?
Looking for statistics on emissions at a local authority level?
- Please see data.gov.uk website for statistics on emissions at a local authority level
- Parish / Town Council data can be found on the Place-Based Carbon Calculator website