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Prestonians urged to apply for energy-efficiency grant scheme which could be worth up to £10,000 per property

Posted on - 29th March, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston Council, Preston News
The skyline of Preston Pic: Mick Gardner
The skyline of Preston Pic: Mick Gardner

Qualifying residents across Preston are being urged to apply for an energy-efficiency grant scheme, which is worth up to £10,000 per property.

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The grant scheme is available to owners-occupiers, private tenants and social tenants.

A contribution from a landlord will be required for all rented properties.

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Green Homes Grants are now available via ‘Cosy Homes in Lancashire’ (CHiL) the Affordable Warmth initiative established by the 15 Local Authorities in Lancashire with the aim of reducing fuel poverty across the county.

‘CHiL’ can help you access the scheme which covers the cost of installing energy saving measures, such as solid wall insulation and renewable heating technologies, to make your home warmer and ‘CHiL’ will pick up the bill.

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Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet member for environment and community safety at Preston City Council said: “We’re really encouraging all residents who are struggling to heat their homes in winter to get in touch and find out if they’re eligible.

“It takes minutes and costs them nothing. Properties eligible for the grant are those with a low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G.

“If the property meets the criteria then the household must also be eligible to access the grant.

“Eligible households will have a combined income of no more than £30,000 with savings of less than £16,000. Anyone in receipt of benefits is likely to qualify.”

Residents need to be quick though, as the scheme closes in December.

To find our if you are eligible, click here, or call 03306 061 488.

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