If you're a Thurrock homeowner with a household income below £30,000, you may be eligible for up to £10,000 of work to make energy efficient improvements to your home.
Funding is available through the 'Sustainable Warmth Scheme' – previously called the 'Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme'. Improvements covered by the scheme include:
- heating, excluding gas and oil boilers
- heating controls
- hot water systems
- solar thermal
The funding covers the entire cost of the improvements, up to £10,000. For homes that are off the energy grid, funding may be up to £25,000.
To be eligible for the scheme, you must:
- own a home in Thurrock currently rated as Energy Performance Certificate E, F or G – you can check this at GOV.UK: find an energy certificate
- have a household income below £30,000
If your home is rated as Energy Performance Certificate D, your application will still be considered but you may be placed on a waiting list.
If you have a household income above £30,000, you may still be eligible if you or someone in your household receives either:
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Tax Credit
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Guaranteed Pension Credit
- income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Personal Independence Payment
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Universal Credit
- War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
- Working Tax Credit
Funding is also available for private landlord-owned properties, local authority-owned properties and social housing, but for these:
- a 33% contribution from the landlord is required
- the maximum funding per property is £5,000
How to apply
Applications are open for the Sustainable Warmth Scheme via the Energy Saving Trust website.