Spelthorne Borough Council awarded funding for Heat the Home Counties Climate Change Project

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Issued: August 2019

Spelthorne Borough Council has been awarded a share of £1.2 million to make their residents' homes healthier, warmer and more energy efficient, in partnership with The HEAT Project and Happy Energy Solutions Ltd. The grant will be made available to the Council and 4 other local authorities for their part in installing over 2000 energy efficient measures into homes.

The grant secured by the Council from National Grid's Warm Homes Fund, will help fund new installation of mains gas to properties and first-time gas central heating systems, helping those Spelthorne households who currently have inefficient, older electric heating systems, or no central heating. Residents who experience health conditions linked to living in a cold home, who have expensive electric heating, hot water systems, no heating or a home with an EPC rating of E, F, or G will be eligible for funding.

The funding is available for residents in privately owned or rented properties who have been identified as being off the gas network and qualifying for the first time central heating scheme or never having benefited from a central heating system for their home.

Cllr Richard Barratt, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "Fuel poverty is a real threat and I would like to thank National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions for awarding Spelthorne Borough a share of this fund. If you live in a cold home, with expensive heating and hot water, please do not delay in applying for this scheme to improve the energy efficiency of your home."

Residents can apply easily through contacting HEAT the Home Counties Energy Advisors by phone on 01344 371431 or on the website www.heatthehomecounties.org.uk