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   Spread the word    5 September, 2023

Bright Green Homes: Help for residents to reduce carbon emissions and lower household energy bills.

 

Introduction

Bath & North East Somerset Council has partnered with Bristol City Council and North Somerset Council to secure £11m funding through the government’s Home Upgrade Grant: Phase 2 which runs until March 2025. The scheme will be administered by Bristol City Leap.

Eligible households will receive funding and support to install a range of energy saving and low carbon technologies including solar panels, loft, underfloor and wall insulation, air source heat pump central heating systems and LED lighting.

Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) is also promoting Bright Green Homes through its networks and engagement activities across the district.

You can read more about the scheme on the council’s newsroom or Energy at Home webpage.

 

How you can help

We would be grateful if you can help us publicise the funding through your networks.

 

Please mention the funding in your e-bulletin, e-newsletter or on your websites.

Here is some copy which you can use:

Low-income households without gas heating may be able to apply for funding to install energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating in their homes.

To be eligible for the scheme applicants must live in the B&NES area and:

  • be the owner, landlord or private rented tenant of the property
  • have electric or non-gas fossil fuel heating source such as oil or coal
  • have a combined annual household income of £31,000 or less*
  • have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G (or be willing to apply for one).

* In certain B&NES postcodes, homeowners with incomes above £31,000 may also be eligible. You can check your postcode here. Homes in IMD Decile 1,2, or 3 do not need to meet the income criteria.

Interested residents will need to complete the short registration form on the council’s Energy at Home website. A member of the grant administrators, Bristol City Leap, will then get in touch to confirm your eligibility for the funding and to discuss the next steps.

If you have any questions about the scheme, you can contact the City Leap team directly by calling 0117 352 1180 or by emailing domestic@bristolcityleap.co.uk.

 

Please post messages on your social media channels

We’ve suggested some copy below, but feel free to write your own. We’ve also attached images which you can use on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor.

 

 

We will also be tweeting, posting and sharing on social media and we’d be really grateful if you could share some of the posts and tweets from @bathnes, facebook.com/bathnes and Instagram.co/bathnescouncil/ with your audiences.

 

Twitter/Facebook

Instagram/Nextdoor

Do you own or rent a property in B&NES without gas central heating?

 

If so, you may be eligible for #BrightGreenHomes funding to install energy saving measures.

 

More information and a link to the online eligibility questionnaire on the council website: 👇 https://www.energyathome.org.uk/

 

 

Do you, or someone you know, live in a B&NES property that doesn't have gas central heating? If so, you may be eligible for a #BrightGreenHomes grant to install energy saving measures including insulation, solar panels and double glazing.

 

To qualify, your household must have:

✔ electric, oil, LPG or a solid fuel heating system ✔ a combined annual household income of £31,000/year or less *

✔ an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D, E, F or G (or be willing to apply for one)

 

*In certain B&NES postcodes this income cap does not apply.

 

You can find out more and complete the online application on the Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Energy at Home website: https://www.energyathome.org.uk/

 

If you have any questions, please call 0117 352 1180 or email domestic@bristolcityleap.co.uk. Bristol City Leap are working with us to deliver the project.

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