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£2.5m Warmer Homes fund launched!

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The Mayor of London has launched a new grant funding scheme to help Londoners in or at risk of fuel poverty to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

The Warmer Homes fund offers grants of up to £4,000 for measures including:

  • boiler replacement or repair
  • improved heating controls and heating systems
  • insulation for walls, roofs and floors
  • window upgrades
  • draught-proofing

For possibly the first time ever, there will also be funding available for ventilation, to make sure that homes benefiting from new insulation don’t have adverse problems with damp or condensation.

The scheme is aimed at owner occupiers anywhere in London, on any of the following benefits:

  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • State Pension Credit (In receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or
    both Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit)
  • Tax Credits or Universal Credit subject to income thresholds (see Appendix 1 here)

If your local authority is part of the Energy Companies Obligation Flexible Eligibility Scheme, householders may qualify even if they are not on one of the above benefits. This applies to:

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Bexley
  • Camden
  • Croydon
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Haringey
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Kingston
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Merton
  • Waltham Forest

The aim is to help 1000 households in London in the next 12 months.

Full details are at https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/improving-quality/warmer-homes

Note that the application process is online only, so you may need to provide additional support to householders who are digitally excluded to help them with this process.

 

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