Chichester District residents to benefit from free grants for energy efficient home improvements

Chichester District Council has successfully bid for funding to extend the Government’s Green Home Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme in the Chichester District, along with other local authorities in West Sussex.

This means that eligible homeowners in the district, including park home owners, could receive fully-funded support of up to £10,000 for energy efficiency improvements in their homes. Also as part of the scheme, private and social landlords will be able to access up to £5,000 with a one-third contribution.

Residents can apply for this funding if they have a household income of less than £30,000 and their home has a low energy efficiency. The funding can be used for a range of improvements and low carbon heating measures, including:

  • solid wall insulation;
  • loft insulation;
  • first-time energy efficient double glazing;
  • first-time gas central heating and air-source heat pumps; and,
  • smart heating controls.

“We are delighted that this funding has been extended as this will enable even more of our residents to make their homes warmer and to save money on their energy bills,” says Councillor Alan Sutton, Cabinet Member for Housing, Communications, Licensing and Events at Chichester District Council.

“If you think your home would benefit from energy efficient improvements, and you meet the eligibility criteria, I would encourage you to apply for this financial support. The grants are available on a first come first served basis so make sure you apply early to ensure your home is ready for autumn.

“If you’re unsure about your eligibility or have any questions about the scheme, you can contact Warmer Homes on 0800 038 5737 or visit their website at www.warmerhomes.org.uk to find out more and to apply.

“We know that having a warm home is important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing and we offer a number of schemes to help those in fuel poverty who cannot afford to heat their homes. If you are not eligible for the Green Home Grant or need additional support, the council’s dedicated Home Energy Advisors can offer free advice to help you reduce your energy bills and suggest other schemes you may be eligible for. They can also help homeowners and landlords identify where improvements can be made to their properties through a free Covid-safe home assessment. You can find out more about our Home Energy Service by visiting: https://chichester.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/healthy-home/wellbeing-home.”

The Green Home Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme is available for applications until 30 September 2021. People can find out more about the scheme and apply for a grant at www.warmerhomes.org.uk

Notice Date: 18/03/2021