Broadland: Norfolk homeowners to receive over £3 million for green home improvements
Broadland District Council has successfully led on a bid to secure £3.4 million of Government funding to improve the energy efficiency of privately owned homes in Norfolk.
Broadland District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environmental Excellence, Cllr Jan Davis, said:
“This money will increase the energy efficiency of homes across Norfolk and make a big difference to those struggling to pay their bills. Up to £38,000 of funding is available to eligible households for a range of energy saving and low carbon technologies, which will be incredibly important as we look ahead to the colder winter months.”
Funding from the Government’s Home Upgrade Grant will be administered by the County’s local authorities, which form the Norfolk Warm Homes Partnership. Grants of up to £38,000 are available to low-income households that are off the mains gas grid for improvements such as loft and wall insulation, air source heat pumps and solar panels. The energy efficient measures will reduce homeowners’ carbon emissions, helping the UK meet its 2050 net zero target. All grants are subject to survey, the home’s suitability for works and the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. Eligible properties must be privately owned and have an EPC rating of D, E, F or G. To qualify for funding, home owners should have a gross annual household income of £31,000 or less, or £20,000 after paying mortgage or rent, or be an owner-occupier in receipt of means tested benefit. Landlords will need to contribute at least one third of the total cost. Those interested in the scheme, who meet the above criteria, should contact their local council, or visit the Norfolk Warm Homes website.