A new funding stream has launched to help residents across Surrey heat their homes for less this winter.
The Sustainable Warmth grant, managed by Action Surrey, will be providing up to £11.9million in grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 to Surrey residents looking to cut their energy bills.
The funding is available to people living in hard to heat homes and who are on a lower income to help make their homes more energy efficient.
The grants can be used to fund measures to improve insulation and install renewable technology in your home, such as loft insulation, cavity and external wall insulation, underfloor insulation and renewables including solar electricity panels.
By installing these measures, residents will be able to save money, reduce their emissions, and combat the rising energy prices, as well as help Woking and Surrey reach their targets of becoming net zero by 2050. Find out more about Woking Borough Council’s climate commitments here.
It is estimated that almost 15 million homes in the UK would benefit from loft or cavity wall insulation. When uninsulated, homes can lose up to 25% of their heat through the roof. Introducing proper insulation to your house is a great decision for your pocket and the planet. For example, cavity walls can help you save between £235 and £690 a year on energy bills, depending on the type of house.*
To find out more about the funding and see if you meet the eligibility criteria, visit www.actionsurrey.org or call 0800 783 2503.
The funding has been awarded to Surrey County Council by central Government, to be managed by Action Surrey. Applications will close in mid February, and installations must be completed by March 2023.
*statistics taken from Look After My Bills (Look After My Bills – Money Saving Tips & Deals) and the Energy Saving Trust (Energy Saving Trust). Source: How to insulate yourself from energy bills that are going through the roof | Household bills | The Guardian