Last chance to apply for funding to combat high energy bills

City of Lincoln Council is urging residents to apply for a grant from the Home Energy Upgrade Scheme before the scheme closes at the end of the month.

There is a range of fully funded energy efficiency measures available to qualifying households which includes insulation, air source heat pumps and solar panels.

Householders taking part in the scheme are receiving an average of £10,000 of work to improve the energy efficiency of their property. 

The scheme is fully funded for homeowners, and private renting tenants can also expect free upgrades, however landlords must contribute a minimum of one third of the total costs.

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.

Councillor Bob Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Remarkable Place at City of Lincoln Council said: “With the current climate surrounding energy prices, the scheme comes as a much-needed buffer to Lincoln householders. 

“In a matter of weeks, the scheme will be closed, so we encourage residents to get in touch as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the free home upgrades that may be available to them.

“These home improvements can make a huge impact for families, the elderly or anyone feeling behind on their energy bills, by helping to keep them warm through cold winter months.”

City of Lincoln Council is working with energy efficiency experts YES Energy Solutions to qualify residents.

Residents interested in the scheme should contact YES Energy Solutions’ friendly energy advisors on 03309 126 199.

Published on November 14th 2022