The sun is shining and summer is in full swing! Many of us will be enjoying a Barbeque or two this time of year which means using more energy.
Warmer Homes West Midlands is working in partnership with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council who have obtained funding through the national Local Authority Development Scheme (LADS) to improve the energy efficiency of low-income households and low EPC rated homes, including those living in the lowest quality off-gas grid homes across their district.
A range of measures have been made available through this scheme, which can reduce and prevent heat and energy loss in the home and reduce fuel bills.
- External walls insulation (EWI).
- Various measures.
Homeowners and tenants will qualify for funding if the following criteria are met:
- Occupants/tenants, as well as landlords, who have an annual income (before tax) of less than £30,000.
- If you live in the following postcodes: B36 0, B36 9, B37 5, B37 6, B37 7, B92 7, B92 8, B90 1 and B90
Your home/property has a home energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G.
Please note that if you are a landlord you will be expected to make a contribution to the cost of any works undertaken.
Tenures eligible for funding:
Despite the fact that the qualifying criteria for this grant are still to be confirmed, please register your interest as soon as possible by filling out our expression of interest form HERE, and we will update you on your eligibility as soon as we can.
Visit your Council’s webpage on this scheme HERE.
Please note that all applications are subject to a technical survey and an application acceptance does not guarantee that work will go ahead.
Households that are struggling with their energy use and costs should know that there is help and financial support available.
Reducing energy consumption little by little can save you a lot of money each and every year.