For people who spend most of their time at home, keeping warm in winter (and cool in summer!) is an important part of staying healthy and happy.
Community Energy Plus has recently embarked on a new project called Smart Warmth to help vulnerable and low income householders keep warm in their homes so that any health issues are not made worse living in cold or damp conditions. I would be most grateful if you would please promote these grants to your clients in order to help them enjoy warmer, healthier homes.
How you can see information about these grants
A leaflet about Smart Warmth Grants and the advice and support offered by Community Energy Plus is here Smart Warmth Grants
People may qualify if they live in a low income household which is struggling with its energy bills and a member of their household suffers from a long term health condition.
What types of things can be funded?
A variety of practical measures to help you keep homes healthy and warm in the winter (and cool in the summer!) and reduce energy bills, including:
- Heating repairs (eg broken boiler)
- Window repairs or replacement
- Draught proofing
- Extractor fans and dehumidifiers
- Chimney balloons and chimney sweeping
- Hot water cylinder jackets and pipe lagging
- Portable heaters (eg oil filled radiators)
The measures and help available will be dependent on individual need and circumstances and must be for home improvements which cannot be funded by other sources.
We can’t fund anything that is the responsibility of a landlord but for more information about what might be eligible, please give them a call.
How long is the funding available for?
Limited funding is available now and must be spent by October 2016, funding is allocated on a first come first served basis.
How can people apply?
Contact Community Energy Plus on Freephone 0800 954 1956 or 01872 245566, alternatively email at: firstname.lastname@example.org