The Sustainable Warmth Scheme - Home Upgrade Grant is a new Government backed scheme delivered by Local Authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible households for free (a contribution will be expected from Landlords). The aim is to help residents to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and the levels of fuel poverty across Lancashire.
The Lancashire Authorities have been successful in attracting £8.5 million of Government funding. The scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low energy performance homes which do not have gas central heating by installing insulation measures, upgrading single glazed windows to double glazing units and installing renewable heating technologies.
To benefit from the scheme your property must have an Energy Performance Certificate Rating of D, E , F or G. If you're not sure then you can check on the EPC Register If your property does not have an EPC then we can do this under the scheme however if the survey shows your house has an EPC Rating of A, B or C then it would not qualify for any measures.
Please note the Government has set a a cap on the number of Band D properties that we are allowed to do under the scheme so a waiting list for Band D properties may be introduced at any time.
If your house is currently heated by Gas Central Heating it is not eligible for the scheme so an application would be rejected.
The grant process can be complicated so please expect multiple visits to your property including;
Please Note - Funding is subject to survey. Only Sustainable Warmth measures are available on the grant and will only be installed if they are deemed to be suitable for your property by a Retrofit Assessor.