District Council's Green Homes pilot scheme opens

April 1, 2021

Having secured £2.2 million from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to implement the programme, the District Council are now appealing for owners of eligible properties to express their interest in taking advantage of the scheme.

The scheme aims to improve the energy efficiency of properties while also helping to address fuel poverty and carbon reduction. Typical improvements works are likely to include external wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, floor, and loft insulation.

Homeowners in Skegness or Mablethorpe wards whose property has an Energy Performance Rating of E, F or G and a household income of less than £30,000, or in receipt of certain benefits, are eligible for grants of up to £10,000 to make improvements to the energy efficiency of their properties. Landlords who meet the eligibility criteria can receive grants of up to £5,000 but will need to fund one third of the cost of works themselves.

The fund is open to applicants until September 2021 and is available to support 300 properties across the target areas, so those interested in accessing the funding are encouraged to contact the Council's Climate Change and Environment Team without delay, which can be done via email at greenhomesgrants@e-lindsey.gov.uk, or by phone on 01507 613573.

The District Council's Climate Change and Environment Manager, Sarah Baker, said: "We're pleased to be able to open this initial pilot scheme to applications. After announcing we'd received funding for the scheme we received lots of enquiries, so if you are thinking about applying, please do get in touch as soon as possible as we can only support 300 properties with this initial pilot. If you aren't a Mablethorpe or Skegness resident and want to express an interest, we'd like to hear from you too as we're hoping to roll this programme out across the district later in the year."