Sonia Tyrna, Marketing Officer at Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP), writes...
Homeowners in England could receive substantial financial support towards the cost of home energy improvements, according to new government plans.
It has been indicated that the new Green Homes Grant, announced by the government at the beginning of the month, will provide low-income households with grants of up to £10,000 towards environmentally friendly home improvements including loft, wall and floor insulation. Higher-income households will also have access to funding, reportedly up to two-thirds of the cost of the measures up to a maximum of £5,000 per household.
This is great news for residents who have previously struggled to meet the costs of insulating their homes. Insulation could save households hundreds of pounds per year on heating, as well as reducing carbon emissions.
In particular, the high initial costs of installing solid wall insulation have prevented many Nottinghamshire residents from accessing the most effective energy-saving measures. Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP) is hopeful that the new scheme will put solid wall insulation within the reach of many more households in the coming months.
Whilst few details of the scheme are available at this time, it is hoped that full information will be available in plenty of time for households to apply for vouchers from September. NEP is currently registering interest to ensure that Nottinghamshire residents can benefit from the vouchers as soon as possible.
To find out more, contact the NEP team on 0115 985 9057, you can also fill out a form to register your interest on their website or contact NEP's Contract and Home Improvement Manager Darren Baker by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org