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Grants Available to Improve Energy Efficiency in Surrey Homes

Published on: 21 Mar, 2022
Updated on: 22 Mar, 2022

Guildford residents are being urged to act quickly to receive up to £10,000 per household to make homes warmer, more energy-efficient and help save money on energy bills.

The grant project is being run by Action Surrey on behalf of all Surrey local authorities and provides funds for cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and solar renewable technology.

Cllr Cait Taylor

Lead councillor for Climate Change, Cait Taylor (Lib Dem, Friary & St Nicolas), said: “More funding has been made available as part of the government scheme to improve energy efficiency in people’s homes, cut heating costs and help the environment.

“Since declaring a Climate Emergency in July 2019, we are committed to becoming a net-zero carbon borough by 2030. We are working closely with partners and communities to tackle it together.”

Cllr Julia McShane

Deputy leader of the GBC and lead councillor for Community and Housing, Julia McShane (Lib Dem, Westborough), added: “If you are a Guildford resident struggling with your energy bills, this scheme can help you make your home much more energy-efficient and save money.”

Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for anyone living in a hard-to-heat home and on a low income. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

Grants are available to those who meet the criteria and currently living in Surrey. Action Surrey are the only organisation able to verify eligibility for the scheme.

To check if you are eligible, call Action Surrey, an impartial energy advice service managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, and wholly-owned by Woking Borough Council can give free advice. Call: 0800 783 2503 or visit www.actionsurrey.org for more information.

In an earlier version of this article, Cait Taylor was shown as a R4GV councillor. We apologise for our error.

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