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More Chichester residents to get free home energy efficiency support

More Chichester residents are set to benefit from a change to the eligibility criteria of the Home Upgrade grant scheme after the maximum income threshold for the grant was increased to £36,000 a year.

If the household income is under this amount and the home does not use a gas boiler as the main heating system, residents can still apply to receive free insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels, and more. The scheme is open to applications until November 2024.

This grant scheme is funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero following a successful bid by a group of 23 local authorities, which included Chichester District Council.

Councillor Jonathan Brown, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environmental Strategy at Chichester District Council, said: “The average household could be losing hundreds of pounds each year because their property isn’t energy efficient, and so we’re encouraging people to see whether they could be eligible for free home energy grants to help make their homes warmer and their energy bills cheaper.

“The Home Upgrade grant scheme is for properties that do not use mains gas for heating, and for those on a low household income or are in receipt of means-tested benefits.

Further advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, tips to help save money on household bills, and details on the range of different grants available for homeowners and landlords, can be found here.

For district residents who are concerned about the cost of living, Chichester District Council’s Supporting You team are on hand to help.

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