Published Monday, 12th October 2020
£6.2 million has been made available to help 600 Surrey households save money on their energy bills.
The funding for “Green Jump Surrey” has been awarded through central Government to local authorities across the county and will provide eligible households up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
In addition to the Government’s grant, Surrey County Council is contributing £750,000 to the “Green Jump Surrey” project as top-up funding to cover the full cost of works.
Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services and Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment, said, “We’re delighted to be able to support this initiative with further funding. Improving the energy efficiency of existing houses within Surrey is a key aim for Surrey County Council in achieving our goal of being net zero carbon by 2050. This scheme will also help to alleviate fuel poverty by reducing energy bills; improving lives for many of our residents.”
Eligible owner-occupied households can use the funding to install energy efficiency improvements including loft, solid wall, cavity wall and park home insulation, to keep their home warm. Air source heat pumps and solar hot water systems can also be funded in addition to insulation works, to further help save on energy bills and reduce carbon emission.
Private and social housing landlords can receive up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds the cost of installing solid wall insulation.
If you are living in a hard-to-heat home and either in receipt of a means tested benefit or have a total gross annual household income of less than £30,000, you could be eligible for funding.
As funding is time-limited, we would urge you to contact Action Surrey as soon as possible on 0800 783 2503 or via http://www.actionsurrey.org/enquiries to check your eligibility for support.
* Grants are available to those who meet the criteria and currently living within one of the 10 local authorities participating in the Green Jump Surrey project. Grants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and will be monitored by Action Surrey, who is delivering the project on behalf of the local authorities.
* Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice centre set up by local councils across Surrey, including Surrey County Council, to help residents save money on their energy bills and keep warm in their homes. Action Surrey has a network of trusted installers to deliver the installations. Action Surrey is managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, a company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council.