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UPDATE 14/01/22: 

Deadline for applications is the end of March and money will need to be spent by the end of June.

Posted On: 01-12-2021
Posted In: Community

Solar Panel InstallationMid Devon residents can benefit from free energy efficiency improvements worth up to £10,000 thanks to the Government funded, Green Homes Grant.

The programme led by West of England Combined Authority, working with E.ON and Happy Energy Solutions, is expected to run until March 2022 but will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Under the Green Homes Grants Scheme, owner occupiers will benefit from energy efficiency installations up to the value of £10,000 with nothing for them to pay towards the costs of works. Tenants of rented properties can also access grants of up to £5,000 for energy efficiency upgrades, but the landlord will be expected to contribute at least one third towards the cost of works.

To be eligible for grants residents of the property must have a low income (receive benefits or have the household income below £30,000 per annum) and the Energy Performance Certificate for the property must be rated D, E, F or G. If there is no Energy Performance Certificate for your property, you can still apply and it doesn’t matter who your energy supplier is.

Nigel Dewbery, Director of Residential Solutions at E.ON, said:
“We’re really pleased to be working with the South West Energy Hub to give eligible residents the opportunity to install a range of energy efficiency measures on their properties.
“This demonstrates E.ON’s commitment to helping improve the energy efficiency of housing across the UK and reducing individual homeowners’ impact on the environment, all helping to support our net-zero targets.”

If you’re struggling to keep your home warm and you think you might be eligible for some help, you can submit an application at:

If you qualify, Happy Energy Solutions will survey your home to assess which energy efficiency measures could be installed. Options will then be discussed with you before a decision is reached.