City of Lincoln Council launches Home Energy Upgrade Scheme

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City of Lincoln Council has secured Government funding to help residents improve the warmth and efficiency of their homes.

The Home Energy Upgrade Scheme is offering a range of fully funded energy efficiency home improvements to eligible homeowners.  

The amount of funding available could be up to £25,000, however most properties will receive upgrades up to the value of £10,000.  

Private renting tenants are also able to apply, however landlords must contribute one third of the total costs. 

The property type will dictate the improvements householders can receive which may include insulation, solar panels, air source heat pumps and high heat retention electric storage heaters.

With energy bills at an all-time high, the council is providing this scheme to help residents save money whilst keeping warm. 

City of Lincoln Council is working with energy experts YES Energy Solutions to help residents qualify for the scheme.

To qualify, residents must have a household income of £30,000 or less, or receive means tested benefits. 

Properties must also be suitable for the measures available in the scheme and have a low energy efficiency rating. 

Cllr Bob Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change at City of Lincoln Council said: “At a time when energy bills have skyrocketed, we hope our residents can benefit from the funding available in this scheme.

“The home improvements from the Home Energy Upgrade Scheme will improve the energy efficiency of homes to help reduce bills and help residents stay warm in the colder months.” 

Residents interested in the scheme are encouraged to call YES Energy Solutions on 03309 126 199. 

Published on May 18th 2022