Friday, 22 May 2009

Energy Saving Trust grant finder for energy saving grants and offers

Energy Saving Trust
If you live in the UK then there are plenty of grants and offers available to help you save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. Together with energy companies, the Government has several grant schemes to help households implement energy saving measures.

The UK Government funds schemes providing up to £2,700 to households on certain benefits (see below for examples of eligibility criteria) to improve their heating and energy efficiency. In England the scheme is known as Warm Front, in Northern Ireland it is Warm Homes, in Scotland it is the Energy Assistance Package and in Wales it is the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme. The eligibility criteria for the schemes differ between countries - with some schemes you need to be in receipt of certain benefits, whilst others are available to anyone over a certain age. Full details can be found on the websites listed below.

Examples of Warmfront eligibility criteria - If you own your own home or rent it from a private landlord and if:

  • You are 60 years or older and are in receipt of one or more benefits. Benefits include: income support, council tax benefit, housing benefit, job seekers allowance and pension credit. or
  • You have a child under 16 or you are pregnant and have been given maternity MAT B1 and are also in receipt of benefits such as income support, council tax benefit etc. or
  • You are in receipt of one or more benefits such as disability living allowance, child tax credit with an income of less than £15,460, housing benefit and disability premium etc.
Then you could be entitled to a warm front grant.

Visit the following websites for more information on the eligibility criteria for a:
Please note that grants levels vary.

So get along to the Energy Savings Trust web-site and type in your details to see what's available.

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