Energy efficiency support scheme widens funding for people struggling with energy bills
Winchester City Council has published a statement of intent to broaden eligibility for a scheme that is helping people who are struggling with their energy bills to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) 'Flexible Eligibility' scheme aims to ease fuel poverty by providing low-income households with grants for energy-efficient measures such as insulation, draught-proofing and heating upgrades.
The council is partnering with fuel poverty charity the National Energy Foundation to deliver the grant, and will call on an approved network of suppliers to engage with residents.
Suppliers will work with residents to identify the most appropriate energy-saving measures for their homes and provide information on how to access the funding.
The statement of intent published on the Winchester City Council website sets out who is eligible for funding and outlines the council's commitment to ensuring that as many residents as possible can benefit.
Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Community and Housing, Cllr Paula Ferguson said:
“High fuel costs are continuing to affect residents across our district. So I am very pleased that alongside our Cost of Living grants scheme and our partnership with Warmer Homes, we can now offer support to a wider group of residents in partnership with the ECO4 scheme. This will provide further help to those impacted by the on-going high cost of living.”
To find out more about the scheme and read Winchester City Council’s statement of intent, visit: www.winchester.gov.uk/ECO4