Warm Front 2011/12 - £110 Million Available for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
The Warm Front scheme provides grants for energy efficiency improvements to the home, and energy advice for people most in need. The scheme now has a new set of eligibility criteria and is once again accepting new applications.
Insulation and heating improvements are available through the scheme for all clients, as well as oil central heating for those not on the gas distribution network. Grants up to the value of £3,500 (up to £6,000 where oil, low carbon or renewable technologies are recommended) are available.
The Warm Front Grant can provide the following improvements:
§ Loft insulation.
§ Cavity wall insulation.
§ Hot water tank insulation.
§ Gas, electric, liquid petroleum gas or oil heating.
§ Glass-fronted fire - the Warm Front scheme can convert solid-fuel open fires to glass-fronted fires.
Speaking about the launch of the new round of the Warm Front scheme, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said:
"We have improved the Warm Front scheme so it’s better targeted at those who need it most, helping around 90,000 households over the next two years.
"Next year we will be launching the Green Deal, the government’s national overhaul of home energy efficiency, which will provide extra help to vulnerable households."
The scheme is targeted at people on certain income-related benefits and living in properties that are poorly insulated and/or do not have a working central heating system. Applicants must be private tenants or own their own house in England.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
Click here to access the application guidance details for the scheme (opens in new window).