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Households to benefit from bill-busting home energy improvement scheme

Low-income households in the Winchester district are invited to apply for a scheme providing fully funded energy upgrades. These upgrades aim to reduce energy bills and carbon footprints whilst improving the comfort of homes.

The Warmer Homes scheme, which is available through Winchester City Council until March 2025, provides support for households where the main heating source is not gas-powered.

The improvements are aimed at owner-occupiers and private renters with low income and number of factors are being used to determine eligibility, including: having a household income of under £31,000; or being in receipt of means-tested benefits.

Eligible households can receive a variety of bill-busting energy improvements, including air source heat pumps, high heat-retention storage heaters, solar PV panels and a variety of insulation measures.

The scheme is part of the Warmer Homes programme, which is led by Portsmouth City Council in partnership with 22 other local authorities, including Winchester City Council.

Winchester City Council's Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr Chris Westwood said:

“The improvements provided through the Warmer Homes scheme will be a welcome boost for those with low incomes who live in off-gas properties. We want to ensure our residents have access to a warm, comfortable home this winter, and this scheme will help them to live more comfortably as colder weather approaches. The upgrades will also enable these households to reduce their carbon footprint, bringing the district a step closer to becoming carbon neutral.”

Anyone interested in applying can fill out a form online by visiting

Residents can also find out more by contacting the Warmer Homes helpline on 0800 107 8576.

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