We’ve recently heard that the government’s so-called Local Authority Delivery Scheme will provide grants of up to £10,000 for energy efficiency measures, for those who are unable to meet the cost of improvements. There are a number of conditions:
- The gross total household income must be less than £30,000 (or the householder in receipt of various qualifying benefits, such as income support).
- The property must have an a Energy Performance Certificate Rating of Band D or poorer (if Band D, then the maximum assistance will be £5,000).
- The work must be carried out by registered contractors to so-called PAS 2030 standards.
- The work must be agreed by 31 March 2022, and carried out by 30 June 2022.
Grants are also available for qualifying households living in rented accommodation, but the landlord applies and must meet at least a third of the total cost of the work.
In Somerset the scheme is being delivered by E.on Energy and Happy Energy. It is likely that this will be an entirely separate scheme from Retrofit Bruton and Cary. It is likely that from March 2022 there will be a replacement scheme, but this too is not yet known.
For more information and to check your eligibility visit: