Sustainable Warmth grant can help Southend residents stay warmer, save on fuel bills and lower carbon emissions

Southend-on-Sea City Council is urging households to check their eligibility for a new funding scheme to help them stay warmer in their homes, save money on their fuel bills and lower carbon emissions

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The Sustainable Warmth Grant offers energy saving home improvements such as insulation, renewable heating systems and double glazing. The grant is funded by the UK Government and managed by Warmworks with support from Energy Saving Trust.

The scheme is designed to help those households most likely to be impacted by rising fuel bills and funding is available for homes on and off the gas grid. All installations will be carried out by TrustMark-approved installers.

Funding is available for homeowners and private tenants who live in a home with a low energy (EPC D or below) rating and have a household income of less than £30,000 a year, or unemployed and receive an income, health or disability benefit.

You can find out if your property has an EPC certificate here.

Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, culture and tourism, said: “We have already seen what a difference these funding schemes can make to people’s lives having successfully rolled out the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery to hundreds of homes in Southend.

“The Sustainable Warmth Grant sees us continue to partner with Warmworks who will oversee the entire customer journey and ensure as many households as possible, especially those who need the help most, can receive the benefits of funding to keep their homes warmer, reduce their bills and even lower their carbon footprint in the process.”

To check your eligibility, please complete the form here.

Please answer the questions as fully as you can, this helps to progress your application quicker and please do not complete multiple applications from the same household.

If you prefer, you can make an application by calling 0808 1968255. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Cost of living support

You may also be eligible for financial support featured on the cost of living section of our website.

Published: 12th October 2022

Southend-on-Sea City Council