Warwick residents should apply now for energy efficiency grants

Landlords, private tenants and homeowners in Warwick should apply for funding to improve energy efficiency.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to eligible residents funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and delivered by E.ON with support from Act On Energy.
The scheme aims to help improve the energy efficiency of low-income private households with free improvements to their home including solar PV panels, insulation and air source heat pumps.
More than 60 properties in the town have already progressed with Warwick district council’s Green Homes Grants scheme, with many more looking to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their bills.
To be eligible, residents must: privately rent, or own, within the Warwick council district; have a gross household income of less than £30,000 per year or someone in the home receives a means tested benefit; or have an EPC rating of D, E, F or G.
Work will be carried out by a Trustmark registered contractor.
Private tenants whose income meets the eligibility criteria are also encouraged to apply with the support and involvement of their landlord.
Tenants should speak to their landlords first to find out the energy performance rating of the property, to ensure it meets the eligibility criteria.
There is no cost to the tenant, with landlords required to contribute a third of the cost with a maximum grant of £5,000 per property.
Landlords will benefit from the scheme by having a more energy efficient property, which will help meet future minimum EPC rating requirements.
Tenants should also benefit financially, and it’s hoped they will be less likely to struggle with paying rent and utilities during the current cost of living crisis.
Sheldon Bosley Knight business development manager Nik Kyriacou said: “This is welcome for those who live in Warwick and who qualify. It will be especially important for landlords and their tenants and will be a massive help in this current economic crisis.”
Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/greenhomesgrants or call Act On Energy on 0800 988 2881 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) to apply.