FREE Funding up to £25,000 for Energy Efficiency measures through Sustainable Warmth Cumbria
We can help eligible households to access a government grant to install energy efficient products into homes across Cumbria regardless of which local authority area you may live in. This scheme is supported by all 6 District and Borough Councils in Cumbria. These improvements will make homes warmer and more comfortable whilst helping to lower energy bills and carbon emissions. The Sustainable Warmth Cumbria scheme encompasses the Green Home Grant Local Authority Delivery Programme Phase 3 (LAD3) and Home Upgrade Grants (HUG1).
The funding aims to boost the local economy to retrofit a minimum of 1,310 owner occupied and privately tenanted homes with energy efficiency installations and low carbon heating. Projects that upgrade homes with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G will be prioritised. Upgrades to properties with an EPC rating of D will be limited.
If you are interested in learning more, please get in contact with us at [email protected]. Eligible owner-occupied households can receive grant funding between £10,000 to £25,000 depending on your property and your heating type. Owner occupiers do not need to contribute any money themselves. Landlords of privately rented homes may also be eligible for funding up to £5,000 subject to a contribution of a third of the cost of the measures.
Act quick! Apply today! This is a time limited scheme.
Please email [email protected] or complete the Sustainable Warmth Application Form.
EXAMPLE ENERGY MEASURES AVALIABLE:
wall and room in roof insulation.
under-floor and cavity wall insulation.
source heat pumps.
to double glazing.
be adopting a ‘fabric first’, whole house approach to ensure maximum use of the
grant funding and to increase to increase your energy performance rating. You
do not have to have an EPC to be eligible as we can do this as part of the
TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST:
either an owner occupier or privately rent your home.*
a combined household income of less than £30,000 gross per year (if you have 3
or more household members the income may be up to £38,000 depending on your
local authority’s ECO flex policy) OR be in receipt of a means-tested
an EPC rating of D, E, F or G. If you do not have an EPC then we can
arrange this as part of the grant application.
you have combined household savings of £50,000 or more, your application
will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This is to ensure that all
grants are awarded in the spirit of the local authority scheme rules.
* If you privately rent your home, you are responsible for completing the application form and for providing proof of your income. However, you must gain your landlords permission before submitting the application form. Your Landlords permission will be gained formally by the Sustainable Warmth Cumbria Project Team before any assessments can be carried out.
YOUR EPC RATING:
You can find out if your property has an EPC certificate here.
If you do not have a valid EPC (unlisted or expired), please continue to make your application. We can ensure that your home is accessed as a part of the scheme.
TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION:
If you live in Cumbria and you meet the eligibility criteria - please complete and return
the Sustainable Warmth Cumbria grant application form available below.
Alternatively, you can email [email protected] if you need any assistance to make your application.
Please ensure that you include ALL evidence of your income with your application – your application cannot be processed until all evidence is received.
EXAMPLE EVIDENCE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME:
full copy of current
means-tested benefit or tax credits award
letter showing all applicants name(s) and address(s) including council tax
reduction (benefit); universal credit; tax credits; pension
- For evidence of
wages: 2 months or 5 weeks of payslips (issued within the last 3 months)
- For occupational
pensions: 2 months’ payslips (issued within the last 3 months) or most recent
current annual award letter
- For self-employed:
Most recent HMRC tax return showing annual income
non-means-tested benefit award letter (such as state retirement pension, PIP or
Attendance Allowance) AND/OR
- FULL months bank
statement of each adult resident issued within last 3 months that clearly shows
If you have income that does not fall into these categories, or does not show on a bank statement, please contact us for further clarification.
HOW WILL WE ADMINISTER THE SUSTAINABLE WARMTH CUMBRIA SCHEME?
We will be adopting a ‘fabric first’, whole house approach to ensure maximum use of the grant funding and to increase your energy performance rating.
To administer the scheme, we have enlisted the services of multiple partners in order to deliver our measures across Cumbria.
Once you have been acknowledged as eligible by the Sustainable Warmth Cumbria Project Team (based at Carlisle City Council), your details will be passed over to the following partners who will then contact you to complete retrofit assessments and medium-term plans for your home.
Everwarm will contact residents in Cumberland (including Allerdale Borough Council, Copeland Borough Council and Carlisle City Council).
Corelogic will contact residents in Westmorland (including Barrow Borough Council, Eden District Council and South Lakes District Council).
Once your assessments are complete, they will be passed to our Managing Agents. The Managing Agents will carry out the retrofit works at your home.
A list of Managing agents can be found below:
- Allerdale Borough Council – Everwarm
- Barrow Borough Council – Improve Easy
- Carlisle City Council – Union Technical
- Copeland Borough Council – Everwarm
- Eden District Council – Union Technical
- South Lakeland District Council – Improve Easy
If you are contacted by any company other than those listed above, and have concerns that these Companies are not linked to the Sustainable Warmth Cumbia scheme, please email [email protected] including your name, contact telephone number address, date of contact and the name of the Company.
Act now! Apply today! This is a time limited scheme.
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