Monday, 23 November, 2020
-Up to £15,000 of funding per household is up for grabs in Surrey Heath but for a limited time only
-Householders across Surrey Heath are being urged to act quickly to claim a share of up to £15,000 each which is available to winter proof homes and slash fuel bills.
Improving home energy efficiency is one of the simplest ways of saving energy and combating rising energy prices.
More than £6.2 million has been made available for residents as part of the central government scheme which will provide grants to eligible homeowners to improve energy efficiency in their homes, cut heating costs and help the environment – and up to 600 homes across Surrey are set to benefit.
Surrey County Council is also contributing £750,000 to the "Green Jump Surrey" project as top-up funding to cover the cost of works up to £15,000.
The eco-friendly ‘Green Jump Surrey’ initiative, which is being run by Action Surrey on behalf of local authorities including Surrey Heath, provides funds for a range of home improvement works from free loft, wall and park home insulation as well as new renewable heating systems installed.
“Everyone has a responsibility to act on climate change and improving our home energy’s performance represents a major step towards reducing our collective carbon footprint,” said Cllr David Mansfield, Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Environment and Health.
“That’s why this funding is so crucially important. It delivers not only for the environment but the funding secured will also make a real difference to people’s comfort, health and wealth.
"However, the funding is available for a limited time only and on a first-come, first-served basis, so I would encourage everyone to check if they are eligible early and contact us as soon as they can.”
Funding is available to those living in a hard-to-heat home and are either in receipt of a means-tested benefit or have a total household annual income of less than £30,000.
Private and social housing landlords can also receive up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds the cost of installing solid wall insulation.
Action Surrey helps residents, community groups and business within Surrey to save money on their energy bills, keep warm and reduce their environmental impact.
To check if you are eligible, phone free on 0800 783 2503 or visit the Action Surrey website for more information and to contact them online.
Action Surrey has a network of trusted installers to deliver the installations.
Action Surrey is managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, a company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council.