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Funding now available to make homes more energy efficient

Test Valley Borough Council residents can now get help with their rising energy bills by applying for a grant of up to £25,000 for sustainable home improvements.

The new Sustainable Warmth scheme funded by the Government is managed by City Energy working in partnership with Test Valley Borough Council. The grants will cover up to 100% of the costs for various energy-saving improvements such as installing insulation, heating system upgrades, energy efficient hot water solutions, solar panels and energy efficient lighting (among other improvements). 

The funding is targeted at residents who are most likely to be impacted by the high cost of rising bills, it will help towards decreasing their energy bills and in turn have a positive impact on climate change by helping residents to reduce their carbon footprints, which will contribute towards meeting the UK’s target to become net zero by 2050.

Grants range from £5,000 up to £25,000 depending on various factors, including household income and the property’s Energy Performance Certificate and the current fuel source. The grants are for homeowners and those living in private rented properties. If the property is rented, then the landlord may be required to contribute towards the cost.

Residents can find further information and check if they are eligible at www.hampshire-applications.co.uk/ , or telephone City Energy on 02921 680951 and press one for scheme applications. City Energy is the supply partner and will manage the process.

Housing and Environmental Health Portfolio Holder, Councillor Tracey Tasker, said: “This is great news for Test Valley residents at a time when so many are struggling with the rising cost of living. These grants will help support homeowners and those in private rented properties who meet the eligibility criteria to make their homes more energy efficient. And, of course, making your home more energy efficient is also fantastic news for the environment! I would urge people to take a look at the scheme as soon as possible and hopefully residents across the borough will be able to benefit from the grants available.”

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