North Yorks Warm Homes Scheme

North Yorks Warm Home Scheme

Summary

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.


Who qualifies?

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

Or

All the residents in the household have a combined income of £21,000 or less

And

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



What’s included?

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."

Read more about Peter's story.


John Botham's story

Retiree John Botham from Malton received a gas central heating system for free as part of the North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund scheme.

The 66-year-old’s heating prior to the install was inefficient and costly, with him relying on just one electric storage heater.

John explained: “Before this system was installed all I had was an electric heater in my living room and that was it.

“It was obviously cold in here, and I’m retired so being at home I had to put the heater on full all day and the house only got warm by the time it was ready to go to bed at night.

“Now with the central heating it’s great and warms up nicely. It should really save me money and be good for me.

Read more about John's story


Get in touch

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:

Tel: 01422 880100 (office hours, 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)

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