Published: 25 February 2022
With Ofgem’s announcement of a rise in the energy price cap from April 2022, Crawley residents are being encouraged to check if they are eligible to receive help to lower energy bills under the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme.
Under the scheme, which is delivered by Warmworks on behalf of Crawley Borough Council and through funding from the UK Government, eligible householders can apply to receive improvements to increase the comfort and warmth in their home. The scheme offers a wide range of insulation measures and renewable heating technologies which are designed to support homes to reduce their impact on the environment, including air source, ground source, and hybrid heat pumps.
The Green Homes Grant scheme is open to homeowners and private tenants where the home has a low energy rating and a low annual income.
Warmworks will arrange a survey in the homes of eligible householders to agree the work that will be carried out. An accredited and registered sub-contractor team then completes the installation of the agreed heating and energy-efficiency measures, before an independent inspection assesses the completed work against rigorous quality standards. Where required, Warmworks will also then arrange for a full annual service to be completed 12 months later.
With energy bills on the rise, I strongly encourage Crawley residents to check if they are eligible to receive help from the Green Homes Grant scheme. The available insulation measures and renewable heating technologies will not only make homes warmer and reduce fuel bills by up to £300 per year, they are also designed to support homes to reduce their impact on the environment too.
Councillor Gurinder Jhans
Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability
Crawley Borough Council
I’m delighted that Warmworks is working in partnership with Crawley Borough Council to deliver the Green Homes Grant scheme. Not only do the funded energy efficiency measures that the scheme provides give local people an opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions and support the transition to Net Zero, but also one of the most important benefits we can offer through the scheme is to help people feel warmer, healthier and happier in their homes. A few minutes to complete our short application could help your home stay warmer for years ahead.
You can find out if you are eligible for the scheme by completing the short application form or by calling Warmworks free on 0808 196 8255.
Living in a warm home is important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing. If you are not eligible for the Green Homes Grant or need additional support, the West Sussex Citizens Advice Energy Telephone service can offer free advice to help you reduce your energy bills and suggest other schemes you may be eligible for. You can find out more about our Home Energy Service Advisor by visiting the Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice website or calling 01243 974063 (Monday to Friday 10am- 4pm).