Warm Homes Fund – Are You Eligible

Warm Homes Fund Article (Homeowners and landlords)

 

Wealden District Council has teamed up with National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions CIC to provide funding for the installation of first time central heating. The award is intended to help 40 homes install oil central heating where a full central heating system does not currently exist. We can only help the first 40 homes so get in contact today so you don’t miss out. Those that own or rent privately can access the funding if they meet the following criteria

 

  • The home is located in a rural area not connected to the gas grid.

 

  • The property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rated F or G.

 

  • No full central heating system currently exists or the home relies on room heaters, plug in heaters, electric ceiling heating, fire places or stoves to heat the home.

 

  • The occupant receives a qualifying benefit.

 

The systems will be fully funded for those that own their own home. Landlords can expect to receive two grants, one for the boiler and another for the remaining balance which in total should cover approximately 70% of the total cost. Referrals for funding can be made by calling Wealden District Council on 01323 443322.

 

Warm Homes Fund Article (Landlords)

 

Wealden District Council has teamed up with National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions CIC to provide funding for the installation of first time central heating. The award is intended to help 20 landlords install oil central heating where a full central heating system does not currently exist. We can only help the first 20 landlords so get in contact today so you don’t miss out. Landlords can expect to receive two grants, one for the boiler and another for the remaining balance which in total should cover approximately 70% of the total cost. Landlords can access the funding if they meet the following criteria:

 

  • The home is located in a rural area not connected to the gas grid.

 

  • The property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rated F or G.

 

  • No full central heating system currently exists or the home relies on room heaters, plug in heaters, electric ceiling heating, fire places or stoves to heat the home.

 

  • The occupant receives a qualifying benefit.

 

From the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have an Energy Performance Certificate rated at least band E. The regulations will be coming into force for new lets and renewals from April 2018 and for all existing tenancies from April 2020.

 

Referrals for funding can be made by calling Wealden District Council on 01323 443322.

 

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