Free grants to make homes more energy efficient

Low income households in the Derbyshire Dales can apply now for free grants to make their property more energy efficient.

We are currently focusing on Dales properties that don't have a mains gas connection.

Simply contact the District Council's partner Marches Energy Agency to check your eligibility on 0800 677 1332 (select option 2) or email wdd@mea.org.uk

To be awarded a grant for work that may include loft and/or wall insulation and low carbon heating such as air source heat pumps, you must be a low income household and live in a low EPC rated property. If you don’t have an EPC we can fund one for you.

All work will be fully grant funded for owner occupiers. For rented properties landlords must contribute a proportion of the costs.

Work will be carried out by Council approved contractor Broad Oak properties and grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Derbyshire Dales District Council won £907,500 grant funding at the end of last year to help raise the energy efficiency rating of local homes.

The government funding is part of a consortium bid to the Sustainable Warmth competition through the Midlands Energy Hub, investing more than £430 million across 57 projects.

The District Council's Climate Change Officer Jo Hill said:
"We have limited funding but will run a waiting list for next rounds, which will be subject to future funding.
"We are specifically looking to help residents who own or rent their homes - no social housing is included in this scheme - without a mains gas connection, which means they currently use oil, LPG, coal, solid fuel or electric for their main heating."
Low income households in the Derbyshire Dales can apply now for free grants to make their property more energy efficient.

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