Residents Are Urged To Reduce Carbon Footprint With £5000 Home Improvement Voucher

To help reduce the carbon footprint of their property, residents are urged to apply for a Green Homes Grant Voucher.

To apply for this voucher, residents must own their home or be a private/social landlord.

However, residence of a lower income who get other certain benefits, could get a voucher covering all of the cost of the improvements of up to £10,000.

Councillor Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee, said:

“While the Council makes improvements to its own properties, it is also important that we support and encourage residents to reduce their carbon emissions too.

“The Green Homes Grant vouchers are a great way to get started and Richmond home-owners and landlords should consider applying, especially as we head into winter. Could potentially save up to £600 a year in energy bills.”

There are primary and secondary measures that the government have set out. Vouchers need to be used to install at least one primary measure. Then residents can choose to make secondary improvements.

The primary measures include multiple types of insulation and low-carbon heat sources, such as heat pumps and bio boilers. Secondary measures are things like windows and door glazing, draught proofing etc.

Learn more about the grant here.

Work must be scheduled to be completed and voucher redeemed by 31st March 2021.

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