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Green homes grant

We were successful in our bid to Central Government, for Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme funding.

This means that, Eden District now has its own Green Homes Grant (LAD) Scheme, Phase 1 and we can access funding from Central Government, to install insulation and low carbon heat measures. As part of this Scheme E.ON will act as a “Specialist Provider” to deliver all works for Eden District Council.

Eden’s green homes grant (LAD) scheme phase 1

Eden’s Green Homes Grant (LAD) Scheme Phase 1, has a short time frame, between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.

The scheme will focus initially on offering delivery of energy efficiency installations, within wards, which suffer the impact of the Pennines’ weather, Alston Moor, Brough and Langwathby.

Eden's pilot scheme focuses on locations "outside" the Lake District National Park Authority and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority areas. This is in order to maximise our potential to achieve installation work, within the scheme’s time frame, whilst minimising any delays, for instance in obtaining planning permission.

As the scheme progresses we will then focus on the wards of Kirkoswald, Hesket, Skelton and Penrith West. We aim to learn from this pilot scheme and widen the offer to additional wards within the district during the next phases of the scheme.

Eden's green homes grant (LAD) offers

  • Technical assessment of your home's energy efficiency needs.
  • Access to a reputable, trusted supply chain for installation of energy efficiency measures.
  • Specific measures include Insulation such as:
    • External Wall Insulation (EWI).
    • Underfloor insulation.
    • Room in roof insulation.
    • Cavity wall insulation.
    • Loft insulation.
  • Inefficient heating replacement, such as Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP).
  • Window replacements.
  • Door replacements.
  • Smart heating controls.

Each owner occupied home assessed as being eligible for the scheme, could be entitled to receive installation of an energy efficiency measure from the list above, which would be suitable for your home, up to the value of £10,000.

Who is this scheme for?

Privately owned households with an annual income under £30,000 gross, for instance:

Household a) one adult annual income under £30,000 gross.

Household b) two adults, total household annual income under £30,000 gross.

Plus the household having an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) level E, F, or G.

Don't have an EPC?

Please also get in touch, if you live in an old house, with solid walls, have an income under £30,000 pa, and don’t have an EPC for your property.

E.ON can assess your property for an EPC and include you within the scheme.

How might you get support?

If you think you are eligible, and you are interested and wish to find out more, you can contact:

Register your interest for the Green Home Grant Scheme on the E.ON website

E.ON’s call centre, Telephone: 0333 202 4820

or email: GreenHomesGrant@eonenergy.com

E.ON will handle all enquiries from Eden residents, to the scheme.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please look at the frequently asked questions listed here first, as your question may already have been answered:

Frequently asked questions

My income is just over £30,000 am I still eligible to apply?
Although you wouldn’t be eligible for the Green Homes Grant, you can still apply, because you may be eligible for another energy efficiency scheme.

I live in a privately rented property, can I apply?
Although you wouldn’t be eligible for Green Homes Grant Scheme phase 1, you could be eligible for its successor scheme, phase 2. You can apply and we can put your details on file for phase 2. Meanwhile, you could be eligible for another energy efficiency scheme.

We don’t live in the areas you have mentioned that you are focusing on, can I still apply?
Not initially, you can apply and we can put your details on record for phase 2.

Why have we chosen certain wards ahead of others?
In order to support as many residents as possible with this pilot scheme, we have opted to focus on areas where we know there are severe weather issues and also where we don’t need to obtain additional planning consent, such as in the Lake District National Park Authority and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority areas.

Will I be able to apply for a Green Homes Grant after the pilot scheme?
Yes
, we aim to learn from the pilot and roll out delivery to the remainder of the District in the following years. This gives us time to consult with the two National Park Authorities.

Why are doing this when Winter is approaches and didn’t offer it sooner in the year?
We could only bid for this Grant funding, when the opportunity was made available to us by Central Government.

I own a local company which offers residents installation of energy efficiency measures, like insulation can I get involved with the scheme?
Yes
, you can contact E.ON, to find out more. Your company would be asked to fulfil E.ON’s requirements to become a sub-contractor for them, to participate with installations locally.

Why are you only offering the energy efficiency measures you have mentioned?
Central Government’s energy related schemes all offer the same energy efficiency measures, which are designed to tackle cold homes whilst reducing carbon emissions. Primary measures include the installation of insulation measures, eg loft insulation, and secondary measures heating.

How are you ensuring any installation work done at my property would be done in a Covid-19 safe manner?
E.ON will follow a Covid-19 risk assessment process, during all visits to your home and whilst installation occurs, for instance wearing face coverings and wiping down all surfaces before and after touching anything. There is a requirement on you to report to E.ON if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or have recently tested positive.

How does this scheme link with the voucher scheme? Can I apply for both?
No
, you can’t apply for both.

Is the work inspected at the end to make sure it’s all done properly and safely?
Yes
, you will be given a guarantee for all major installations.

Why are you not offering gas or oil central heating?
The focus of this scheme is to offer central heating which is both energy efficient and reduces carbon emissions.

I need help with my energy bills and I’m struggling to keep warm, can you help me?
E.ON can offer debt and fuel advice.

See cold to cosy on the CAfS website if you need help to save money on your energy bills or looking into changing supplier.

Alternatively, if your question hasn’t been answered please complete the enquiry form below:

Enquire about an Eden Green Homes Grant online.

E.ON can arrange a mutually convenient date and time to carry out a technical assessment of your home’s energy efficiency needs. Each house will be assessed on an individual basis and you will be consulted about which energy efficiency measure would best suit your home.

Why are we offering this scheme?

Old energy inefficient houses, tend to be expensive to heat and can have a bad effect on people’s health and well-being.

The scheme provides households with an opportunity to have a greener, more environmentally friendly form of heating.

The offer - what’s in it for you:

  • Saving you money!
  • Control your heating.
  • Insulate your property.
  • Directs to other help/support.
  • Link to other Government schemes, such as ECO Flex.

An eligible household can benefit from funding from Eden's Green Homes Grant Scheme for the installation of an Air Source Heat Pump and from our Energy Company Obligation Flexibility (ECO Flex) Scheme for installation of room in roof insulation.

See warm homes Eden web page for more details on Energy Company Obligation Flexibility (ECO Flex).

You may also have an opportunity to access our "top-up" grant fund, should you require a financial contribution for an installation to go ahead. We will consider request to top-up fund on a case by case basis.

Why might an Air Source Heat Pump be beneficial for my property?

See E.ON's Air Source Heat Pump installation video on YouTube to see how they install in a COVID-19 secure manner.

Eden's green homes grant key messages:

  • Together with E.ON we are working to respond to the needs of the district.

  • We are actively tackling the challenge older properties present to Eden residents, for instance requiring a lot of energy to make them comfortable to live in.

  • We offer to help you and we are working to make it as easy to access energy improvements as possible.

  • We support you every step of the way, by having a trusted installer in E.ON, who will assess and await your permission before arranging installation work.

  • The energy efficiency measures available through Eden’s Green Homes Grant (LAD) Scheme are exactly the same as those on offer, should you wish to apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher. Please be aware with a voucher you’ll need to make all the arrangements with installation companies by yourself.

  • Central Government does not permit a household to receive funding from both the Green Homes Grant (LAD) Scheme and the Government's Green Homes Grant voucher scheme.

  • As part of the Green Recovery Plan, Eden will utilise local resources to support local communities and businesses to make the most of the change to a low carbon economy. The partnership with E.ON will provide the opportunity for suitable local contractors, to become sub-contractors of E.ON in the delivery of these measures. There will also be an opportunity to build skills locally, including Apprenticeship opportunities.

Alternatively, you can access energy efficiency improvements through the Green Homes Grant voucher see below.

Green homes grant voucher

The Simple Energy Advice website, gives information about the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme.

See green homes grant on the simple energy advice website for details on how to apply for a green homes grant voucher.

Please note that you will be required to get 3 quotes from installers, keep hold of them, for submission as part of the voucher application process.

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