Residents across East Northamptonshire are urged to check if they are eligible for a helping hand to reduce their energy bills through the Warm Homes Fund.
In 2019, East Northamptonshire Council on behalf of the Northants Warm Homes partnership secured nearly £4 million to provide fully-funded central heating for homes across the district for the first time. The money awarded is matched by grants and contributions from landlords and local authorities to ensure that eligible homes are fully funded.
Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North, said:
“As a council, we are always looking for ways to work with partner organisations to help residents across East Northants and this scheme is the latest example.
“The Warm Homes Fund provides help to those in need, and with winter setting in, we urge everyone to check to see if they are eligible and stay warm for years to come.
“If you are not sure whether you can apply for the Warm Homes Fund do not hesitate to get in contact with a member of the Warm Homes Fund team on 0800 038 5737 who will be happy to advise and talk you through eligibility.”
Households eligible for the Warm Homes Fund are those most in need of support and include low income earners that have high energy bills, and those individuals who are vulnerable to the cold because of health conditions. Home owners and private tenants can apply for the Warm Homes Fund, but tenants will need permission from their landlord.
The scheme will run until 2021 and aims to fit efficient central heating in around 1400 fuel-poor homes across the county.
All support through the Warm Homes Fund scheme is subject to the eligibility criteria. To find out more go to, www.northantswarmhomes.com or call freephone 0800 038 5737. All visits will be by appointment only and assessors will carry photo ID.