Published Thursday, 27th October 2022
Grants of up to £25, 000 are now available for eligible Surrey residents to help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.
People living in hard to heat homes and on lower incomes, could receive grants between £10,000 and £25,000 to improve insulation and install renewable technology - helping to save energy, reduce emissions and combat rising energy prices. Improvement measures include loft insulation, cavity and external wall insulation, underfloor insulation and renewables, such as solar electricity panels.
Residents can check if they are eligible by visiting the Action Surrey website, or calling them on 0800 783 2503.
Marisa Heath, Cabinet Member for Environment at Surrey County Council said, “We know this is a challenging time for many and we’re really pleased to be offering this funding to our residents who need our support the most. Improving the energy efficiency of homes in Surrey will also help us achieve our goal to be a net zero county by 2050. I encourage residents to check if they are eligible as soon as possible.”
Funding totalling £11.9m has been awarded through central Government to Surrey County Council, leading on behalf of the local authorities across the county. The project will be delivered and managed by Action Surrey – an energy efficiency advice service set up in partnership with all Surrey local authorities.
Councillor Victor Lewanski, Executive Member for Corporate Policy and Resources said, “With around half of the borough’s homes rated harder to heat, I’m delighted that residents who are eligible for a sustainable warmth grant can benefit from warmer homes and cheaper bills."
Reigate & Banstead residents can visit the council website for information about environmental sustainability and climate change, including advice on how to make their home more sustainable and ideas for reducing their carbon footprint.
Surrey residents can sign up to the Greener Matters newsletter to keep up to date on progress towards making Surrey net zero by 2050 and find out what you can do to help: Our climate change newsletter - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)