Council welcomes applications to its Green Homes Grant scheme

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Cheshire East Council is inviting applications to its Green Homes Grant scheme.

The council has recently been awarded funding from the government in a bid to support Cheshire East residents to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

The Cheshire East Green Homes Grant scheme, which is supplementary to the government scheme of the same name, is open to both homeowners and residential landlords in the private or social rented sector and will cover:

● 100 per cent of the energy efficiency improvement costs, up to £10,000, for homeowners, and;

● Two thirds of the energy efficiency improvement costs, up to £5,000, for landlords.

The scheme offers support with a wide range of types of insulation, low carbon heat, windows and doors, and heating controls.

Councillor Nick Mannion, cabinet member for environment and regeneration, said: "I'm delighted to welcome applications to our Green Homes Grant scheme – which will really help our residents to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. This will not only increase energy efficiency and potentially the home's value but will also save money on household bills.

"As part of our ambition to become a carbon neutral council by 2025, we are already taking steps to reduce our own carbon emissions, including installing renewable energy onto our council buildings.

"We know that to become a truly carbon neutral borough, we need to encourage and support businesses, residents and organisations in Cheshire East to understand their own emissions and take action to reduce them."

To qualify for help from Cheshire East's Green Homes Grant scheme you must:

● Be a homeowner or residential landlord;

● Have an Energy Performance Rating of Band D, E, F or G on your home, and;

● Be in a low income household (either in receipt of welfare benefits, or less than £30,000 gross household income)

For more information and to apply, visit: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/helpwithheating

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