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People across Chelmsford are being encouraged to check if they are eligible to receive help under a new scheme being launched to help local householders be warmer in their homes, lower their carbon emissions, and save money on their fuel bills this winter.

Scheme offers a wide range of improvements

Under the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, delivered by Warmworks on behalf of Chelmsford City Council and through funding from the UK Government, householders can apply to receive improvements to increase the comfort and warmth in their home. The scheme offers a wide range of insulation measures and renewable heating technologies which are designed to support homes to reduce their impact on the environment, including air source, ground source, and hybrid heat pumps.

The Green Homes Grant scheme is open to homeowners, private tenants and people in social rented accommodation, where the home has a low energy rating (an Energy Performance Certificate D-G) and a low annual income.

Apply now to meet funding deadline

Warmworks will arrange a survey in the homes of eligible householders to agree the work that will be carried out. An accredited and registered sub-contractor team then completes the installation of the agreed heating and energy-efficiency measures, before an independent inspection assesses the completed work against rigorous quality standards. Where required, Warmworks will also then arrange for a full annual service to be completed 12 months later.

Applications for the current round of funding close on 31st March 2022, so don’t delay if you’d like to register for the scheme.

Councillor Rose Moore, Cabinet Member for Greener and Safer Chelmsford, said:
“Energy bills are at the forefront of many people’s minds right now and we all know that having good, economical, eco-friendly heating and insulation in a home is vital to keeping it warm and fit for the future. Green Homes Grants could benefit many people across Chelmsford on a low income who are finding it hard to heat their home efficiently. It’s an opportunity to reduce heating bills and decrease your home’s impact on the environment. If you’re reading this, please check if you are eligible as soon as possible.”

Ross Armstrong, Warmworks Managing Director, said:

“On the back of the COP26 conference in Glasgow, I’m delighted that Warmworks is working in partnership with Chelmsford to deliver the Green Homes Grant scheme.

“Not only do the funded energy efficiency measures that the scheme provides give local people an opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions and support the transition to Net Zero, but as the colder weather hits, one of the most important benefits we can offer through the scheme is to help people feel warmer, healthier and happier in their homes during these winter months.

“A few minutes to complete our short application could help your home stay warmer for years ahead.”

Check your eligibility today

It’s easy to find out if you are eligible for the scheme. Complete the short application form at https://surveys.est.org.uk/s/GreenHomesGrantSchemeLAD/

By Julie Weight

Julie writes stories and creates videos for Chelmsford City Council. Contact her at julie.weight@chelmsford.gov.uk or on 01245 606984.

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