£10,000 grants to make your home warmer and more energy efficient

The Green Grants support those most in need by helping to raise the energy efficiency of their homes, cut energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions

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Homeowners on the Island could receive up to £10,000 towards the cost of making their homes warmer and more energy efficient.

The Isle of Wight will be one of the first places in the country to benefit from a new allocation of government money – thanks to a successful bid by the Isle of Wight Council.

Get help to apply for grant
The council has teamed up with the local Footprint Trust charity to deliver the project and help people through the process of applying for this local grant.

They are looking for owner-occupiers and landlords who would like to save money on their energy bills, and give their homes a green makeover.

Up to £10,000 per household
The total grant available is up to £10,000 per household for owner-occupiers, with landlords eligible for up to £5,000 per property.

Under the scheme, low-income households will be able to apply for grant funding to cover the cost of hiring tradespeople to upgrade the energy performance of their home.

This could fund insulation, a green heating system such as a heat pump, draught proofing, double glazing, solar panels and other energy efficiency measures.

Hastings: A fantastic coup for the Island
Welcoming the news, Councillor Steve Hastings, cabinet member for the environment, said,

“To secure this level of national funding  is a fantastic coup for the Island.

“These grants will support those most in need by helping to raise the energy efficiency of their homes, cut energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions.

“At the same time, the scheme will reduce fuel poverty on the Island and  help to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating.

“We’re also working closely with the Isle of Wight College on training and apprenticeship opportunities, to support local jobs in green construction and trades.”

Could save up to £600 a year on your energy bills
Speaking for The Footprint Trust, Ray Harrington-Vail said,

“The Green Island Grant gives a great opportunity for Isle of Wight households to save money, keep warmer and reduce their impact on the environment.

“We’re looking for households now to get in touch and find out if they are eligible – and maybe save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.”

Get in touch
To find out if you are eligible email [email protected] or call them on (01983) 822282.

Alternatively you can visit the Footprint Trust Website.


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Thursday, 29th October, 2020 10:30am

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9 Comments on "£10,000 grants to make your home warmer and more energy efficient"

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Colin
er, hang on a minute, is this not the Green Homes Grant available nationally and not just the IW? Are the IW council not just part of the Local Authority Delivery Scheme for the national scheme? How many times is the money going to be announced in a different guise? When I looked at the national scheme there were no insulation installers based on the Island; has… Read more »
chrissy2712
I have been going round and round in circles to find a Trust Mark contractor who will carry out work to my Park Home on the Island. The scheme itself has turned into a postcode lottery and even people on the mainland are being told that the neatest contractor is as much as 100 miles away and then they are being turned down because qualifying contractors are… Read more »
Colin
There was a mention of this scheme on the Martin Lewis Money Show a few weeks back (which is where I first heard of it) and he suggested similar shortcomings, so you are not alone in having problems finding a contractor. The nearest was in Portsmouth when I looked. I wonder if the Footprint Trust can provide anyone to do the initial inspection and insulation from the… Read more »
chartman

click bait. I’ll have the heat pump and solar panels and the £600 saving. Thanks.

movinon

Cavity wall insulation provides a bridge for damp. That air gap is there for a reason.

septua

It depends on the type of installation. There used to be a serious problem with one product many years ago, but I haven’t heard of any in recent years.

eddo

As the wonderful scheme only has a Six Month life will all works and funding to be completed by March 2021, I think further action to be wasteful

Angela Hewitt

It is being run by the Footprint Trust which I believe to be a reputable charity. Your home has to have an EPC rating of e,f or g

eddo

with all works