Green Homes Grant
South Derbyshire District Council
Earlier this year, Environmental and Development Services Committee was informed that the Council had received just over £1,000,000 in funding to help improve the thermal insulation in the homes of low income families in a number of priority postcodes in South Derbyshire.
I'm pleased to report that the offer of free cavity or loft insulation is now being made available to all postcodes across South Derbyshire.
What is the Green Homes Grant?
The grant funds the installation of improved energy insulation in privately owned or rented homes.
The grant covers all of the costs of materials and installation. No contribution is required from the homeowner.
All works are provided by the Westville Group (www.westvillegroup.co.uk), a Trust-Mark accredited company, who the Council has appointed to deliver the works. Westville is a family run local business that have over 30 years of experience within the energy sector. They provide a 25-year insurance guarantee on all work completed.
Benefits of the Grant:
- Can reduce energy bills by up to £300 per year
- No cost to homeowner.
- Enhances the value of the property.
- Trustmark accredited and Council approved
The grant will be offered subject to a property survey and two eligibility criteria being met:
- Total Household income annually below £30,000 gross.
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of between D and G.
If a home does not have an EPC, the Council can potentially organise this on behalf of the owner.
Private Landlords are also eligible for assistance, with landlords required to contribute 33% of the costs.
What to do next:
Anybody who is interested and meets the eligibility criteria can register an 'expression of interest' either through our website Apply for a Green Homes Grant | South Derbyshire District Council by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling on 07502 029092.
During the initial marketing phases of the project it has become apparent that there has been hesitancy from some people concerned that the offer is not genuinely being provided by the Council.
We would be very grateful if you would share the information about this time limited offer as widely as you can with your constituents.
Please also assure your constituents that this is a Council run scheme, fully funded and supported by money from central government.
Head of Environmental Services
T: 01283 595856
M: 07891 072081
Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 21:21 by Celia Bunston