properties with no radiators may qualify for funding if they are in receipt of
certain state benefits (e.g. pension guarantee credit, income support, tax
credits, etc.) or have a low household income (typically below £20,000 after
rent has been paid).
Borough Council, North Hertfordshire District Council and East Herts District
Council previously worked with Hertfordshire County Council and YES Energy
Solutions, to secure over £230,000 from the Warm Homes Fund, an innovative fund
established by National Grid.
Nesbitt, Managing Director of Affordable Warmth Solutions who administer the
fund on behalf of National Grid, said: “We
are excited about this investment from National Grid and are delighted to fund
the scheme to address fuel poverty.
“Solving the issues associated
with Fuel Poverty continues to challenge many of our stakeholders and the
feedback we’ve already received provides evidence of how the Warm Homes Fund
will make a positive difference to thousands of homes throughout Great
is providing match funding to support installations in their area, whilst
additional funding is being secured through the Government’s Energy Company
will be required to make a small contribution towards the costs of installs.
also separate grants available to help connect homes to the mains gas network
Solutions is managing the scheme on behalf of the councils and will be
coordinating the installations through their network of accredited installers
who will adhere to coronavirus safety procedures.
Funding is available for a
limited number of tenants, and landlords interested in the opportunity are
encouraged to contact YES Energy Solutions on 01422 880100 to see if they
are eligible for support.