Grants of up to £10,000 offered to homeowners to help keep homes warm this winter
Great Yarmouth Borough Council and renewable electricity provider E.ON are encouraging eligible residents across the borough to apply for government-funded grants of up to £10,000 per household to fund the installation of energy saving measures in their homes.
The grants are part of the Government-led Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, which enables eligible homeowners to fund improvements to the energy efficiency of their properties.
Funding can go towards external wall, under floor and loft insulation to help keep homes warmer and prevent heat escaping, as well as smart heating controls to better manage energy use.
The grants are also available for people to improve the way they heat and power their homes, by funding the installation of an air source heat pump or photovoltaic solar panels on their properties.
Landlords may also be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000 for improvements but will be required to contribute a third of the total cost.
Cllr Andy Grant, chairman of the Housing and Neighbourhood committee, said: "These grants are a fantastic opportunity for our residents to receive help improving the warmth and comfort of their homes, reducing their energy bills, and lessening their carbon footprint.
"I urge those who believe they are eligible to get in touch and check whether they qualify."
Sarah Farmer, Director of Residential Solutions at E.ON, said: "Improving the energy efficiency of homes across the UK is not only key to meeting the nation's net zero targets and ensuring the UK's homes are fit for the future, but it can also dramatically improve people's living conditions by helping to make homes warmer and reduce their energy bills.
"We're really pleased to be working with Great Yarmouth Borough Council to bring these benefits to eligible residents by installing a range of free energy efficiency improvements on their properties."
Homeowners who think they might be eligible for some help, should apply online or call E.ON on 0333 202 4820.
The scheme is expected to run until March 31st 2023, but will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.