Grant awarded to help heat homes in North Norfolk

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Date published: 9th December 2021

North Norfolk District Council, as part of the Norfolk Warm Homes Consortium, has been successful in a bid for £3.85 million of Government grant to provide energy efficiency improvement works to homes occupied by low-income households.

The government grant has a dual purpose, to reduce fuel poverty and to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Norfolk Warm Homes will use the grant to provide thermal insulation and low carbon heating to replace oil and gas heating systems. Households are eligible if they live in a home with an EPC of D or below and have a gross household income of less than £30,000.

The scheme is open to owner-occupiers and landlords of privately rented housing.

In most cases, eligible owner-occupiers will not need to pay anything towards the costs, landlords will pay a minimum of 1/3rd of the cost of works.

For further information contact Norfolk Warm Homes.

Cllr. Wendy Fredericks, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Benefits, said: “We are delighted to have funding granted for the residents of North Norfolk.

“This will mean that homeowners and landlords who fit the criteria, will be able to apply for money to make their properties more energy efficient. This is especially pertinent as fuel bills are rising and we all need to cut out carbon omissions.

“For those who will be choosing between heating and eating this winter, please contact your energy provider or speak to someone at the Council’s Help Hub.”

Cllr. Nigel Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, Climate Change & Environment, added: “The work funded by these grants will reduce dependency on fossil fuels and therefore lower greenhouse gas emissions whilst also improving energy efficiency for the District’s households.

“I encourage eligible residents of North Norfolk to apply for a grant to get the full benefit of lower heating bills with the added benefit of improving their carbon footprint.”

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