Insulation grants available to private households

Published Tuesday, 12th May 2015

Worcestershire County Council has received funding to offer grants to private households towards the cost of solid wall insulation for around 750 homes.

The Council has received nearly £3million from the Department of Energy and Climate Change Green Deal Communities fund.   

Private householders whose homes have solid rather than cavity walls can apply for a grant of up to £4,500 towards the cost of solid wall insulation. The amount of grant awarded to each household will be determined by the results of a green deal assessment on each property completed  by E.ON Energy Solutions, working in partnership with Worcestershire County Council.   The offer is currently available until September this year.

Cllr Anthony Blagg said: "We are pleased that this offer is now available to Worcestershire householders.  Since January of this year over 120 households in the county have already taken it up.  Whilst households do need to contribute to the improvement costs, the results are really positive.  With better insulation comes a reduced risk of condensation, which is a major bonus to health and comfort."

The Green Deal is a national scheme to help residents make energy efficiency improvements to their home.  The Green Deal Assessment of each individual property means that funding, costs and potential savings can vary between properties.

To register interest in a free assessment contact E.ON Customer Contact Centre number 0330 400 1006.

For free, impartial energy efficiency advice contact local energy charity Act on Energy 0800 988 2881

More information is available via www.warmerworcestershire.com