NEW Green Home Grants worth up to £5,000 of energy-efficient home improvements funded by the Government, are now available to Warrington residents as part of a new scheme.
The Green Homes Grant will not only enable households to improve their energy efficiency and cut down on bills, but help protect the environment and jobs, livelihoods and the local economy by creating more work for the local tradespeople.
The new scheme, which opened for business yesterday, includes a range of energy-saving measures at home including insulation for floors and roofs, double or triple glazing and draught-proofing.
Under the terms of the Green Homes Grant, the Government will offer vouchers to cover up to two-thirds of energy-efficient home improvements – worth up to £5,000,
The improvements mean families could be saving £600 a year on bills.
Warrington South MP Andy Carter is encouraging residents across Warrington South to apply for the vouchers for the many benefits they will bring.
“This is going to be a brilliant scheme for many hard-working families across Warrington South. Not only will more energy-efficient homes help people save money on their bills, but it will also support our efforts to cut down on emissions.
“With winter fast approaching, anything we can do to make our homes warmer and more efficient is a real boost.
“This scheme will also provide opportunities for local tradespeople across the town to support in the delivery, so I hope as many people as possible across Warrington sign up and take advantage.”
The Green Homes Grant also offers vouchers up to £10,000 for low-income families and is available to some landlords as well as homeowners.
For full details on the Green Homes Grant, who is eligible and how to apply, go to www.gov.uk/GreenHomesGrant