Domestic emissions are the biggest contributor to Lambeth’s carbon emissions. The Green Homes Grant scheme is an excellent way for the council to help residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their monthly energy bills.
The grant is available to residents whose total household income is less than £30,000 a year, including benefits, in homes with the lowest energy (EPC) rating of E, F or G.
Improvements could save the least efficient households up to £600 a year on their energy bills. Work could include new wall, floor, loft and roof insulation as well as the installation of low carbon heating systems, energy-efficient doors and windows and improved heating control and hot water tanks.
How it works
The energy efficiency of eligible homes would be assessed by experts and works will be carried out by an experienced contractor in accordance with an agreed works plan. All improvement works are carried out by Trustmark certified Everwarm engineers and will be completed in accordance with Covid-19 secure guidelines.
Successful applicants would not have to repay the money as it is backed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Working in partnership
The scheme is being administered by Lambeth Council in partnership with six other London boroughs - Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, and Kensington & Chelsea.
A voucher scheme is also available for homeowners and private landlords for energy improvement works valued up to £7,500. The homeowners and landlords would receive two thirds of the cost of the works from the government, up to £5,000, while contributing the remaining £2,500 themselves. Check your eligibility for the voucher scheme.
Find out more
Visit the Simple Energy Advice website for impartial and independent advice.
Take a look at the Green Home Grants Coronavirus Safe Operating Procedures Guide.