The following grants are currently available to eligible residents living in West Oxfordshire.
Green Homes Grant
The Green Homes Grant is available to help low-income families retrofit their homes with energy efficient measures to improve their home’s warmth. The fully funded grants will pay for energy efficiency measures such as insulation and heating upgrades. Residents with a household income of less than £30,000* can access this funding by contacting the National Energy Foundation (NEF).
The free phone number 0800 038 6030 is open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) or alternatively residents can email email@example.com with their full name, address and phone number after which one of the NEF advisors will give return the call. It may also be possible for a household income to be in excess of £30,000 and still eligible for funding where the household composition means that incomes are stretched amongst many dependent children.
Funding is available for energy efficiency measures such as loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and heating system replacement via the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding. The aim of the funding is to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. It is for homeowners and some private tenants who are vulnerable. This is defined as a householder receiving income-related benefit or low overall household income; and resident vulnerable to the cold. Vulnerabilities could include suffering from a long-term health condition, being in receipt of non-means tested benefit or living in a low energy performance home.
NEF work with installers who have access to ECO funding and can refer residents for funding. Residents who think they may be eligible for ECO funding should contact NEF on the free phone number 0800 038 6030 which is open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
West Oxfordshire’s Fuel Poverty Grant
A £1,000 grant is available to West Oxfordshire residents for measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Eligible homeowners must be in receipt of a means-tested benefit. Residents who think they may be eligible for the Fuel Poverty Grant should contact NEF on the free phone number 0800 038 6030 which is open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
Further information about all of the above grants is available on the NEF website.