YES Energy Solutions is working in partnership with a consortium of Local Authorities to deliver the North Yorks Warm Homes Scheme.
Scheme In Detail
We are helping up to 200 eligible residents in the Ryedale, Scarborough, Hambleton and Richmondshire districts, transform their heating facilities with the installation of fully funded gas-powered central heating systems.
The project is fronted by North Yorkshire County Council, who has secured funding through National Grid’s Warm Homes Fund programme. Ryedale District Council, Scarborough Borough Council, Hambleton District Council and Richmondshire District Council have also provided match funding and we are adding value through our ECO funding facilities.
There is also funding available for gas connections via Northern Gas Networks, providing residents meet the eligibility criteria and live close to other properties on the mains gas network.
The scheme aims to reduce fuel poverty in the area by helping a host of vulnerable residents reap the benefits of gas powered central heating.
If you are a homeowner or private renting tenant and live in the Ryedale, Scarborough, Hambleton or Richmondshire districts and do not have any radiators in your property, then you may qualify for the North Yorks Warm Homes Scheme - providing you live near other properties on the gas network and meet the following eligibility criteria:
The resident receives one or more of the following state benefits:
Pension Guarantee Credit Income Support Income Related Employment & Support Allowance Income Based Job Seekers Allowance Working Tax Credit Child Tax Credit Universal Credit Disability Living Allowance Personal Independence Payment Attendance Allowance Carer's Allowance Severe Disablement Allowance Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit War Pensions Mobility Supplement Constant Attendance Allowance Armed Forces Independence Payment Child Benefit**
**income thresholds apply
All the residents in the household have a combined income of £21,000 or less
1. The property is in EPC band E, F or G
2. The property is in EPC band D and is off the mains gas network, or has solid or nonstandard cavity walls
3. The property is in EPC band D and the resident has a health condition made worse by cold
4. The property is in EPC band D and the resident is either:
Over the age of 70
Is a pregnant women
Has children under 5
The North Yorks Warm Homes Scheme covers the installation of:
An energy efficient, mains gas condensing combination boiler with two year warranty
Radiators in every living space
Thermostatic controls and a wireless digital programmer
The funding has been extended to support up to 200 central heating installations across the four districts:
Funding is allocated on a first come first served basis.
Join others benefiting from the scheme
To date, there has been 60 installations for residents across the districts who have benefited from the North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund Scheme.
This has resulted in savings of over £470,000 in the fuel bills of residents who have taken part in the scheme.
Peter Benson's story
Self-employed fencer Peter Benson from Thirsk was struggling to stay warm in his old house, however, a new fully funded A-rated gas central heating system ended his woes.
Peter was relying on an open fire in the living room for warmth, until he came across the North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund scheme online and decided to apply.
“I was so happy when I found out it was fully funded because I’d never had central heating in my life, I was made up.”
Peter received a gas connection and an extensive A-rated central heating system for his large inefficient house.
“I could never have done it on my own without the scheme because the system I needed was so big, I couldn’t afford it.
“But thanks to YES Energy Solutions and the council I could get the system, I think it’s a brilliant scheme, I really do."
YES Energy Solutions is managing the scheme on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council and the four district and borough Councils. We are also working closely with the Warm and Well team at Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire to support eligible residents.
If you live in the area and think that you may qualify, please call us on: