Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield secures funding to deliver Green Homes

Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield secures funding to deliver Green Homes

Chesterfield Borough Council has secured £500,000 of funding to enable energy efficiency improvements for local residents. 

The funding comes from the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme and will allow the council to supportowner occupiers and landlords whose homes have a low rating in terms of energy efficiency. 

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Deputy Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said:

“This funding will help tackle the ongoing issue of fuel poverty in Chesterfield while also ensuring that the we can meet our objective of creating a carbon neutral Borough by 2050. In Chesterfield almost 60% of annual greenhouse gas emissions are from buildings, by ensuring buildings are more energy efficient this will lead to a significant reduction in emissions. To help tackle the emissions from homes we will work with homeowners and landlords to deliver this funding where it is most needed. 

“I want to remind residents who are homeowners and landlords that they can also now apply for the Green Homes Grant directly from the government, which can be used to support a wide variety of energy efficiency improvements. However, the timescales are very tight, so it is crucial that they apply for this funding as soon as possible.” 

Chesterfield Borough Council will use its funding to enable improvements to homes that currently have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E or below but the national scheme is open to homes with higher ratings. 

The funding covers a wide range of retrofit measures including insulation, double or triple glazing, new thermal efficient doors and the installation of heat pumps or other low carbon heating solutions. 

If you are a private tenant, please speak with your landlord about improvements that can be made and highlight how they can apply for funding to help improve the energy efficiency of the home you rent. 

Chesterfield Borough Council will release more details about how homeowners and landlords can access funding from the council to improve energy efficiency in the next few weeks. Details will be released on the council’s website and social media channels. 

Find out more about the Green Home Grant and if your property is eligible by visiting: www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk


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