Make your home more energy efficient this winter

Barnsley’s homeowners and landlords can now apply for funding to make their homes warmer and bills cheaper. The Green Homes Grant scheme will see the government fund the cost of home improvements to over 600,000 homes across the country and support over 100,000 jobs in green construction.

Through the scheme, residents can apply for up to £5,000 in vouchers to cover up to two-thirds of the cost of making their home more energy efficient. Lower income households could be entitled to as much as £10,000 to cover the full cost of improvements. The scheme will help to fund green home improvements including insulation of walls, floors and roofs, and installation of low-carbon heating and double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing. These measures could help families save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.

Residents are encouraged to check their eligibility by visiting the Green Homes Grant website. Tradespeople in Barnsley who install energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements can register to become a Green Homes Grant installer by visiting the Government website.

The council's dedicated team can also offer advice and support to residents about saving money on energy bills, getting help with energy debt and applying for grants towards energy efficiency improvement schemes, including Better Homes Barnsley. Residents can find more information by calling the team on 01226 773366, emailing warmhomes@barnsley.gov.uk, or visiting the council’s website.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “The Green Homes Grants scheme is a great opportunity to cut your energy bills and make your home warmer, while supporting locally skilled jobs. I recommend taking advantage of this scheme by finding out if you're eligible and getting a personalised energy efficiency plan for your home.”

"I would also encourage anyone who needs advice on local schemes that are available to get in touch with us. Whether you're struggling to heat your home or just want to see if you can save money by improving your energy efficiency, our dedicated team will be able to help.”

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