Funding available to help with future home energy costs
If you're a Wirral homeowner with a household income below £30,000, you may be eligible for up to £10,000 of work to make energy efficient improvements to your home through the Sustainable Warmth Scheme.
Often at no additional costs to you, you can use the grants to upgrade your home with measures like insultation (for solid walls, cavity walls, lofts, suspended timber floors or rooms in roofs), solar photovoltaic (PV) electric panels (better known as solar panels) or air source heat pumps.
Support is available to households in all areas of the borough that meet the qualifying criteria.
To be eligible, your home should have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of E, F or G and have an income of less than £30,000. This is to ensure that grants are provided to those people, and homes, that are most in need of the energy efficiency measures.
To find out more and to check if you are eligible, visit the council’s website www.wirral.gov.uk/warmth
The funding is also open to owner-occupied properties and private-rented households however, before applying, tenants are asked to discuss their application with their landlord as there will be a requirement for landlords to contribute at least one third towards the cost of any works.
Wirral Council, working with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, successfully applied for funding from the government’s Sustainable Warmth Fund which means £5.3m has been made available for Wirral households to make green home improvements.