Homeowners and private-rented householders in selected areas of Devon are being offered grants of up to £7,000 to help insulate their homes. North Devon, Torridge and Teignbridge district councils are working with Cosy Devon and E.ON to provide new ‘Pioneer Places’ grants towards the cost of solid wall insulation. The funding has been awarded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, with North Devon Council leading the project.
North Devon Council’s Executive Member responsible for housing, Cllr Brian Moores, says:
“This latest scheme with Cosy Devon will help people across the county to cut their bills and reduce energy use.”
Torridge District Council’s Leader, Councillor Jane Whittaker, says:
“The Cosy Devon mission is to help people save money, energy and make their homes warmer for less for years to come. The more people we can reach the greater the potential for achieving the aims of the scheme.”
Councillor Humphrey Clemens, Teignbridge District Council’s Executive member for housing and planning, says:
“A home without insulation loses much of its heat through its roof and walls, so there are lots of advantages to installing insulation. You’ll increase the warmth of your home, reduce your fuel bills, improve the energy rating of your property and help the environment. We’d encourage anyone who gets a letter through the door to contact E.ON to see if you qualify.”
Eligible householders could receive funding up to a maximum of £7,0001 and may also be able to apply for other forms of assistance to cover the cost of insulation. This is a limited opportunity and grants will be awarded on a first-come basis.
To book your FREE2 HOME ASSESSMENT apply online
Visit http://www.cosydevon.com/pioneer-places/ or phone 0800 508 8353
1 Funding through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Pioneer Places grant is subject to availability.
2 All free assessments are subject to property eligibility.
For English and Welsh residents, independent and impartial advice about the Green Deal can be obtained on 0300 123 1234 or at www.gov.uk/greendeal You may be able to get a free assessment and subsidies elsewhere; ask them for further information