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Surrey Announces Grants Of Up To £25k To Help Residents Cut Energy Bills

Published on: 12 Oct, 2022
Updated on: 12 Oct, 2022

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available for eligible Surrey residents to help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.

A spokesperson for Surrey County Council (SCC) said that people living in hard to heat homes and on lower incomes could receive grants between £10,000 and £25,000 to improve insulation and install renewable technology. This would help to save energy, reduce emissions and combat rising energy prices.

Solar panels, one way to help cut energy bills.

The improvement measures include loft insulation, cavity and external wall insulation, underfloor insulation and renewables, such as solar electricity panels.

Residents can check if they are eligible by visiting the Action Surrey website or calling Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503.

Marisa Heath (Cons, Englefield Green), SCC cabinet member for the environment.

Cabinet member for the environment at Surrey County Council, Marisa Heath (Englefield Green, Cons)  said: “We know this is a challenging time for many and we’re really pleased to be offering this funding to our residents who need our support the most.

“Improving the energy efficiency of homes in Surrey will also help us achieve our goal to be a net zero county by 2050.

“I encourage residents to check if they are eligible as soon as possible.”

Funding totalling £11.9 million has been awarded through central government to Surrey County Council, leading on behalf of the local authorities across the county. The project will be delivered and managed by Action Surrey – an energy efficiency advice service set up in partnership with all Surrey local authorities.

A SCC spokesperson said people could sign up to the SCC Greener Matters newsletter which would be writing about how it is progressing  towards the target of making Surrey net zero by 2050 and find out what you can do to help.

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test 2 Responses to Surrey Announces Grants Of Up To £25k To Help Residents Cut Energy Bills

  1. Clive Bodicker Reply

    October 12, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Nice of the council to pay all the landlords to insulate their student lets!

  2. Keith Francis Reply

    October 13, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Check the restrictive conditions on the SCC website as the number of eligible resident’s homes is probably low so won’t cost the council much and could this be an official “scam”?

    Why don’t we have a repeat exercise where, as happened some years ago, there was a campaign funded by the power companies to encourage residents on a one for one basis to exchange all their old light bulbs now including the stick type which must be time expired for the latest LED bulbs?

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