The GMCA has secured a further £5.6 million of funding to run the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme in partnership with E.ON. The scheme aims to:
• Tackle fuel poverty by increasing low-income homes’ energy efficiency rating while reducing their energy bills.
• Deliver cost effective carbon savings to carbon budgets and progress towards the UK’s target for net zero by 2050.
• Support clean growth and ensure homes are thermally comfortable, efficient and well adapted to climate change.
• Support economic resilience and a green recovery in response to the economic impacts of Covid-19.
Who can apply: You’re eligible if your home has an EPC energy efficiency rating of D1, E, F or G and your household income is less than £30,000 or someone in your home receives benefits such as Universal Credit, Income Support, or Disability Allowance. The grant can be used for low carbon heating measures such as air source heat pumps as well as different types of insulation.
The scheme lasts until December, with a target of approximately 340 homes to have improvements by this date.
For more information about fuel poverty in Greater Manchester please go to our GM Poverty Monitor