Grants for a greener and warmer home


People in West Sussex are being urged to take advantage of the latest round of Government funding to make their homes warmer, more energy efficient and cheaper to run.

The Government has made a further £70 million available under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) for homeowners to make energy saving improvements, such as solid wall insulation, replacement boilers, cavity wall and roof insulation and replacement windows.

People can claim up to £5,600, including £3,750 for solid wall insulation and up to £1,250 for two other energy saving measures from an approved list. The funding is available on a first come, first served basis.

Full scheme details are available online from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

To apply for this current round:

n Visit the GOV.UK website to see what funding is available.

n Have a Green Deal Assessment or Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) which is less than two years old. These will set out the recommended energy saving improvements for your home.

n Get a quote from a GDHIF-registered installer or provider for work specified on the Green Deal Assessment Report or EPC and included on the list of GDHIF approved measures. Householders are encouraged to get more than one quote to make sure they get value for money.

n Apply for a Green Deal Home Improvement Fund voucher through DECC.