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Winter-warming home grants scheme now live

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Image captionQualifying residents can apply for grant for up to £10,000 of insulating home improvements

A government scheme offering up to £10,000 to make your home more energy efficient is now live for applications for H&F residents.

The new Green Homes Grant is already receiving high volumes of applications, so make sure you’re ready to apply and secure your share.

If meet the qualification criteria and are successful with your application, you could get a voucher worth up to £10,000 to make improvements that will:

  • save up to £600 on your energy bills each year
  • make your home more comfortable
  • help tackle climate change.

How does it work?

If your household is on a low income you can apply for 100 per cent of the cost of improvements, up to £10,000.

All other homeowners and landlords can apply for up to two-thirds of the costs, receiving up to £5,000.

For example, if you’re not on a low income and you install insulation costing £4,000, you will only pay £1,320. The government would pay the remaining £2,680.

Not only could this save you hundreds of pounds per year on your energy bills, it will reduce your carbon footprint too and help in our efforts to combat the climate and ecological emergency.

Act fast to apply

Demand is high, and you need to redeem the voucher and have improvements completed before 31 March 2021, so you need to act fast. Visit the Green Homes Grant website to check your eligibility and find out more about the application process.

Contact the Green Homes Grant team if you have any questions about the scheme, or, call them on 0300 131 0053.

What’s included?

Energy improvements for your home can include:

  • insulation for walls (solid or cavity), floors, and roofs
  • low-carbon, sustainable heating including heat pumps and solar thermal.

Once you’ve used part of your voucher on these improvements, you can use any left over for upgrading single glazed windows, energy efficient doors, or hot water tank thermostats and heating controls.

If you rent your home

Energy efficiency improvements to your rented home could save you money on your bills. Please get in touch with your landlord about this opportunity.

Tackling carbon emissions

More than 20 per cent of Hammersmith & Fulham’s carbon emissions come from domestic heating. We can help stop this simply by making our homes better insulated and replacing gas boilers with sustainable alternatives.

In July 2019, H&F Council declared a climate emergency and ambition for the borough to be net zero carbon by 2030. With more energy efficient homes in the borough, not only will residents save money and keep warm, we’ll slash our carbon emissions.

More help is available

You can also get free advice on how to make your home warmer and save money on energy bills from H&F’s partners Green Doctors. Visit the Green Doctors London website or call 0300 365 3005.

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