Are you a Waverley resident on a lower income and living in a hard to heat home that is not heated by gas? If so, the Action Surrey partnership of local authorities has been awarded further funding to help Surrey households save money on energy bills and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
If you reside in a hard to heat home, that is not connected to the mains gas and meet the income criteria, you may be eligible for free insulation and renewable measures. The Home Upgrade Grant (Phase 2) is available to low-income or stretched-income households with hard-to-heat properties.
The HUG2 funding, is being run by Action Surrey on behalf of Waverley Borough Council. It provides funds that will improve the energy efficiency of your home including wall, loft and underfloor insulation and solar renewable technology.
Who is eligible?
The household must meet one of the following:
· Situated in an auto-eligible postcode - check here.
· Be in receipt of means-tested benefits.
· Have an annual gross household income below £31,000.
Find out more
For more information and to check if you’re eligible for the grant, visit Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 (HUG2) - Action Surrey or call 0800 783 2503.
Help for landlords
If you’re a private landlord, your tenant might be eligible for the funding. You can also check The Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations Guidance for Landlords web page for details on updated requirements.
Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said:
“The cost-of-living crisis is far from over and many people are feeling the pinch. If you need a helping hand to cope with higher fuel bills, then I would urge you to contact Action Surrey and check if you are eligible for funding. Not only could it help with daily costs but could also offer you a warmer, greener and cheaper home to run.”