Warwickshire residents urged to take advantage of Green Home Grant Scheme to cut carbon levels - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire residents urged to take advantage of Green Home Grant Scheme to cut carbon levels

Leamington Editorial 5th Dec, 2020   0

WARWICKSHIRE residents are being encouraged by the county council to explore the opportunity of saving thousands of pounds on environmentally sustainable home-improvements through the government’s Green Home Grant Scheme, which has now been extended by a year.

Homeowners and landlords in England can apply for a voucher towards the cost of installing energy-efficient and low-carbon heating improvements to homes, which could help save up to £600 a year on energy bills.

The government will provide a voucher of up to £5,000 to help cover up to two-thirds of the cost of qualifying improvements, to a maximum value of £5,000.

Homeowners, or those with a member of the household who receive one of the qualifying means-tested benefits, may be able to receive a higher level of subsidy covering 100 per cent of the cost of the improvements up to a value of £10,000.

Warwickshire County Council’s environment spokeswoman Coun Heather Timms said: “Though it may not seem like it right now, the threat of climate change remains one of the biggest challenges faced by humanity in the modern world.

“The challenges we face through the changing climate of our planet can only be overcome through a concerted effort on all our parts to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and thereby minimising our carbon footprints.

“Warwickshire County Council has made leaps and bounds in reducing its own carbon footprint and we are now calling on our residents to think about the things that they can do to benefit the cause. The government’s Green Home Grants are a great place to start as they help our homes become more environmentally-friendly while also helping residents to save money on the energy bills.”

Residents must redeem their voucher and ensure improvements are completed by March 31, 2022.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/y4w5ty4t for more information, or to apply.


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