Sustainable Warmth

Sutton residents can now apply for a government Sustainable Warmth Grant to make their homes warmer and greener.

Delivered by Warmworks and funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the grant can be used to deliver a wide range of insulation measures and/or renewable heating systems to reduce the amount of energy used in your home.

The scheme is available to homeowners and private tenants who are on a low income and live in a property which is hard to heat.

Homes considered hard to heat are those with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G. This often means you also have high energy bills. The grant of up to £10,000 will be used to install renewable energy or insulation upgrades.  You can visit the EPC register site to check your home's EPC rating.

In order to be eligible for the grant, your total gross household income must be:

  • below £30,000 per year, or 

  • below £20,000 per year, after deducting tax, national insurance, your mortgage (or rent) payments and council tax.

If you are eligible, Warmworks will arrange a survey of your home, and give you a choice of upgrades that are suitable for your property.  If you choose to go ahead, an accredited and registered contractor will install the agreed heating and energy-efficiency measures.  An independent inspection will check the completed work to ensure it meets expected standards.

If you own your property and meet the eligibility criteria you will pay nothing. If you rent your property, you can contact your landlord and tell them about this programme. If you qualify your landlord could be entitled to grants of up to £5000 and it will only cost them one third of any upgrades installed. 

If you are interested to find out more and think you may be eligible for this scheme, please fill in the online form or call 0808 196 8255.

More about Warmworks 

Warmworks have been contracted by the Greater Southeast Energy hub, who are administering this scheme for the southeast of England, on behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  Warmworks is a joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks. Warmworks launched in 2015 to deliver the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland. This scheme provides insulation, efficient heating and renewable technologies in the homes of households who are struggling with the cost of high energy bills, making homes warmer, more comfortable and more affordable to heat. Since 2015, they have delivered energy-efficiency and heating measures to almost 25,000 homes across Scotland.

 

ECO Funding

Home owners in the London Borough of Sutton with lower incomes, or in receipt of certain benefits can access funding to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. 
This funding is provided by energy companies under the Government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

ECO grants are available to cover all or part of the cost of energy efficiency measures. The most common measures are:  

  • Loft insulation  
  • Cavity wall insulation 
  • Solid wall insulation  
  • Replacement of a broken boiler. 

Your energy provider should inform you if the grant is available to you but you can also find out if you are eligible and apply on the Simple Energy Advice website.

If you are struggling to keep warm in winter, you can also contact our Sutton Healthy Homes advice service partner “Thinking Works” on :
Freephone: 0800 118 23 27 
Text: 07928 394 482          
Email:enquiries@thinkingworks.co.uk

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