Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service
Organisations across the county have come together to help address fuel poverty across Northamptonshire.
The Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (known as NESS) is a three-year project (2018 – 2021).
The project has been established following funding from National Grid’s Warm Homes Fund to address fuel poverty across the county, which is where an individual cannot adequately heat their home, and will deliver energy advice; ensure income maximisation and practical measures to improve the warmth of homes.
Established by Northamptonshire County Council and delivered by Community Law Service in partnership with friends in the local voluntary and charity sector, East Northamptonshire Council is supporting the project.
Warm Homes Fund
East Northamptonshire Council is a member of the Northants Warm Homes partnership, a group of all local authorities in Northamptonshire, which works together to reduce fuel poverty, lower carbon emissions, and to help keep residents warmer in their homes.
The Northants Warm Homes partnership has secured funding to provide fully-funded gas central heating for fuel poor homes across Northamptonshire that do not already have it.
Find out more on the Northants Warm Homes website.
Green Homes Grant
From September 2020, homeowners and landlords in England can apply for a voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements to homes.
Under the scheme, the government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of home improvements that save energy, up to £5,000. Lower income households may be able to receive up to £10,000.
More information can be found here.