Community Energy Plus has recently embarked on a new project called Smart Warmth to help vulnerable and low income householders keep warm in their homes so that any health issues are not made worse living in cold or damp conditions. People may qualify if they live in a low income household which is struggling with its energy bills and a member of their household suffers from a long term health condition.
What types of things can be funded?
A variety of practical measures to help you keep homes healthy and warm in the winter (and cool in the summer!) and reduce energy bills, including:
Heating repairs (eg broken boiler)
Window repairs or replacement
Extractor fans and dehumidifiers
Chimney balloons and chimney sweeping
Hot water cylinder jackets and pipe lagging
Portable heaters (eg oil filled radiators)
The measures and help available will be dependent on individual need and circumstances and must be for home improvements which cannot be funded by other sources (e.g. they can’t fund anything that is the responsibility of a landlord).
Limited funding is available now and must be spent by October 2016, funding is allocated on a first come first served basis.
For more information about what might be eligible, contact Community Energy Plus on Freephone 0800 954 1956 or 01872 245566, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.