Bedford Borough Council Implements Sustainable Warmth Scheme

Published on: 22 September 2022
by KnowESG
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Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced £1 million in grants to help Bedford Borough households insulate their homes to make them warmer and save energy.

Sustainable Warmth is a non-repayable grant programme that funds energy-efficiency upgrades for residents who are most likely to be impacted by growing electric bills and the cost of living crisis.

The scheme's improvements will assist residents in lowering their energy use and spending less on their bills. The grant might cover a variety of energy-saving house renovations, including insulation and ventilation upgrades, heating system controls and updates, and the installation of Solar PV panels and energy-efficient lighting.

For homes connected to the gas grid, the grant is up to £10,000. Whereas, the grant ranges between £10,000 and £25,000 for homes not connected to the gas grid. The exact amount is dependent on the current energy performance of the home and the fuel source that currently heats it. 

The number of children in a home and whether someone has recently lost income will also be taken into account.

Dave Hodgson, Elected Mayor of Bedford Borough, said: 

“We’ve seen through previous projects that Bedford Borough residents have an appetite for retrofit schemes that help make their homes more energy efficient. That is why we’re delighted to be bringing the Sustainable Warmth scheme to people in Bedford Borough.

“Many residents are facing huge costs this winter that may force some people into making difficult decisions. This scheme will allow our most vulnerable residents to stay warm and save money over the coming months.”

The scheme that is funded by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy is available to private tenants, private landlords, and homeowners.

Source: Bedford Borough Council

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