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Sustainable Warmth Fund

Grants to help you save energy, keep your home warmer and reduce carbon emissions

The £28.5m Sustainable Warmth Fund is being delivered in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Wirral by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) in partnership with the region’s six local authorities, Everwarm and Next Energy.

The scheme aims to improve the energy performance of homes in order to save energy, keep homes warmer and reduce carbon emissions. It is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Eligible measures include loft, under floor, cavity wall, internal wall and external wall insulation and low carbon heating and energy systems such as heat pumps and solar panels.

Works will be completed by March 2023.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible, your household income must be below £30,000 a year or the recognised Minimum Income Standard (www.minimumincome.org.uk).

Funding is available for homes with the lowest energy efficiency. Eligible homes must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of Band E, F or G. A limited number of Band D properties are also eligible. You can check your home’s EPC on the EPC Register here. If your home does not have a valid EPC, Everwarm can generate a new one free of charge.

Funding is available for owner-occupied and private rented homes. If you are an eligible owner-occupier, you won’t need to contribute anything to the financial cost of the works. For private rented properties, landlords must contribute at least 1/3 of the total cost of the works to the home. Everwarm can liaise with your landlord on your behalf.


How to apply

If you live in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, or Wirral, you can apply for the scheme through Next Energy’s website.

You can contact Next Energy on 0800 021 3145 or at nfo@nextenergyuk.co.uk.

If you live in the Sefton Council borough, you can apply for the scheme through the council’s website.

You can contact Sefton Council on 0151 934 2848 or at retrofit@sefton.gov.uk

If you live in the Liverpool City Council borough, you can apply for the scheme through the council’s website.

You can contact Liverpool City Council on 0800 012 1754 or at healthyhomesprogramme@liverpool.gov.uk


What are the next steps?

Everwarm will ask for evidence of your household income to check whether you’re eligibile for the scheme.

If you’re eligible, Everwarm will arrange a Retrofit Assessment with you. This will determine which measures can be installed to your home to improve its energy performance.

If eligible measures can be installed under the scheme, Everwarm will agree these with you and liaise with the LCRCA and Next Energy to plan the works. This will require further visits to your home.

Next Energy will arrange installation of eligible measures with you and undertake the works.

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