New round of funding for Green Homes Grants
Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Householders can apply now for a Green Homes Grant to help cut their energy bills.
In partnership with 12 other boroughs Wandsworth Council has successfully applied for funding for another round of grants, running from now until March 2023. If you think you may be eligible, but have not got around to applying before, get in touch.
The grant is targeted at lower income homeowners living in the most energy-inefficient properties. It pays for up to £10,000 of works to improve the energy efficiency of your home and could save you up to £600 a year in fuel bills. Work could include installing air source heat pumps, insulation, double glazing and solar panels.
The council's delivery partner Warmworks will offer energy advice and support from start to finish, with qualifying households receiving a whole house plan to guide works. All measures are carried out by TrustMark registered installers, guaranteeing quality throughout the scheme.
The council’s climate change spokesman Cllr Kim Caddy said: “This is the third wave of the Green Homes Grant scheme and we are delighted that our application to the Government for funding has been successful. Making homes more energy efficient is a key part of our work to become carbon neutral by the end of the decade.”
Cabinet member for housing Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “In Wandsworth, around 40 per cent of our carbon emissions come from housing. We are working to ensure the new social housing we are building is highly energy efficient, but we also want to improve some of the older privately-owned properties in our borough.
“It’s quick and easy to find out if you are eligible for a Green Homes Grant, and, if you are, our partner Warmworks will support you to apply. It could save you hundreds of pounds a year.”
Both homeowners and landlords are eligible to apply for the scheme. In the case of a rental property, the household income requirement relates to the income of the household living in the property, and not the landlord’s income. Where a property is rented, the landlord must contribute a minimum of one third of the total cost. Owner occupiers are not required to make a contribution.
To apply for the scheme, call the GHG:LAD hotline on 0800 233 5655 or register your interest online Qualifying households will receive an in-person assessment, and if suitable, a whole house plan will be issued, with works paid for directly by the Green Homes Grant. All works for Phase 3 of the scheme must be carried out by 31 March 2023.
To find our more
- Visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/ghg
- Apply online
Call on 0800 233 5655
You can also learn more from the video below.