Funding scheme launches in Oadby & Wigston to reduce energy bills

Published: Thursday, 26 May 2022

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council has secured Government funding to help residents improve the warmth and efficiency of their homes.

The scheme is offering a range of fully funded energy efficiency home improvements to eligible residents at no cost to them.

The property type will dictate which improvements householders can receive which include insulation, solar panels and high heat retention electric storage up to a value of £10,000.

With energy bills at an all-time high, the council intends for this scheme to help residents save money whilst keeping warm.

The scheme is open to homeowners that have a household income of £30,000 or less, or receive means tested benefits.

It is also available to private renting tenants, however in these instances landlords must contribute one third of the total costs.

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council is working with energy experts YES Energy Solutions to help residents qualify for the scheme.

The property must also be suitable for the measures available in the scheme and have a low energy efficiency rating.

Councillor David Carter, Chair of the Environment Working Group at OWBC, said: “This is an important scheme that will help residents reduce their energy bills and stay warm for less at a time when the cost of living is rising.

“The home improvements available in the scheme will also reduce household carbon emissions as part of our commitment to reducing climate change.”

Residents interested in the scheme can visit the webpage at www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/energyfunding or call YES Energy Solutions direct on 03309 126 199.