A further 300 householders across Surrey can benefit from an additional £3 million of funding to help save money on their energy bills.
More than 500 Surrey residents have already signed up to make their homes warmer, cut their energy bills and improve their green credentials as part of the “Green Jump Surrey” initiative, which is being run by Action Surrey on behalf of partner local authorities including Woking Borough Council.
The additional funding for Green Jump Surrey, recently awarded by central government, allows the initiative to support a further 300 households with up to £15,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
In addition to the Government’s grant, Surrey County Council is contributing up to £680,000 to the Green Jump Surrey project as top-up funding to allow measures to be fully funded up to £15,000.
Eligible owner-occupied households can use the funding to install energy efficient improvements including loft, solid wall, cavity wall, park home and underfloor insulation, to keep their home warm. Air source heat pumps, solar hot water systems and solar photovoltaics can also be funded in addition to insulation works, to further help save on energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.
Tracey Haskins, Woking Borough Council’s Green Infrastructure Manager, said: “Following the successful first phase of the initiative that saw many eligible households from across the borough benefit from warmer homes and reduced energy bills, we are delighted that the Green Jump Surrey partnership has been awarded additional funding. This will support a further 300 households improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
“The funding will not only make a difference to people’s home comforts but also helps tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions. I would encourage everyone to contact Action Surrey to check if they are eligible for funding and to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.”
Households could be eligible if they are living in hard-to-heat homes and in receipt of an eligible means-tested benefit or have a total gross annual household income of less than £30,000. The income eligibility criteria has been extended to allow mortgage costs and number of dependent children to be taken into consideration.
As funding is time-limited, please contact Action Surrey now on 0800 783 2503 or via www.actionsurrey.org/enquiries to take advantage of this scheme.
Funding is available to those who meet the criteria and are currently living within one of the 10 local authorities participating in the Green Jump Surrey project: Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking. Grants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and will be monitored by Action Surrey, who is delivering the project on behalf of the local authorities.
Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice centre set up by local councils across Surrey, including Surrey County Council, to help residents save money on their energy bills and keep warm in their homes. Action Surrey has a network of trusted installers, all adhering to safety protocols, to deliver the installations. Action Surrey is managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, a company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council.