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Financial help for energy saving measures in Bristol homes

£2.6m funding for Bright Green Homes scheme

Bristol residents could get financial help to have energy saving measures installed in their homes – through a new £2.6m council scheme.

The city has been awarded the funds from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for Bright Green Homes – which will allow hundreds of households to improve their energy efficiency.

Funding is available for the installation of underfloor, loft and cavity wall insulation as well as Solar PV or Solar Thermal renewable technologies.

This could mean up to £10,000 of energy saving measures for each home, if eligible, delivered free of charge.

The council’s Energy Service will also work with residents to identify any other free and low-cost energy saving options to help further reduce energy bills.

It will also be involving community groups like the Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts to support the project with thermal imaging technology – so the council can see the impact of the energy interventions.

Cabinet Member for Energy and transport, Councillor Kye Dudd said: “We’re delighted to have been successful in our application for this much-needed funding to support our efforts to reduce fuel poverty and decarbonise Bristol homes.

“We know that tackling household emissions will have a big part to play in our continuing journey to become a carbon neutral city by 2030, and schemes like this can have a tremendous impact for reducing household energy bills…”

The scheme is available until the end of September 2021 – and residents should register for funding before 31 July.

It is limited to around 200 homes in Bristol and people are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Residents from low-income households with Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of G, F, E or D rating can apply immediately

For more information on the scheme and eligibility criteria visit Bristol City Council’s Energy Service website.