Energy efficiency grants
Sustainable Warmth offers free energy saving home improvements, like insulation, renewable heating systems and double glazing. This could help you reduce your energy bills, make your home warmer and more comfortable, and lower your carbon emissions. The grant is funded by the UK Government and coordinated by a managing agent within Test Valley.
Funding is available for homeowners and private tenants who live in a home with a low energy rating and have a low household income (less than approximately £30,000 a year), or unemployed and receive an income, health or disability benefit. Apply via https://www.hampshire-applications.co.uk/ by 31st December 2022
Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) the government is providing grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants can help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies. You can get £5000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump or a biomass boiler. The scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales and you need a current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation. It runs from 2022 to 2025. To check eligibility visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-may-be-eligible-for-the-boiler-upgrade-scheme-from-april-2022
Home Improvement Grants and Loans are available from Test Valley Borough Council for energy efficiency measures and improvements. The grants are means tested and for people with an income of up to £15,000 per year with savings less than £10,000. The loans are for a household income of up to £20,000 per year and savings less than £10,000. For more information and eligibility visit https://www.testvalley.gov.uk/housingandenvironmentalhealth/housing/private-sector-housing/private-sector-housing-renewal-strategy
Green Deal loans help you make energy-saving improvements to your home and to find the best way to pay for them. The improvements that could save you the most energy depend on your home, but typical examples include:
- insulation, such as solid wall, cavity wall or loft insulation
- double glazing
- renewable energy generation, such as solar panels or heat pumps
For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures
Solar Together Hampshire is a group buying scheme in partnership with Hampshire County Council for solar panels and battery storage for residents and small to medium enterprises. The intention is that through a group buying approach it is possible to access better prices for customers than they may achieve on their own. The second round of applications is open until 27 September 2022. Find out more: solartogether.co.uk/hampshire/landing
If eligible, Warmworks will arrange a survey of your home, recommend what works should be undertaken and then if appropriate arrange a sub-contractor to carry them out. Warmworks can also be contacted on 0808 196 8255.
If you have any queries please contact the Private Sector Housing team on 01264 368000.