Green grant a double boost for Fylde residents, says Menzies
Up to £5,000 of Government-funded energy efficient home improvements are available – offering a potential saving of £600 a year on utility bills, Fylde MP Mark Menzies has pointed out to residents.
As well as enabling households to improve their energy efficiency and cut down on bills, the Green Homes Grant is aimed at protecting the environment and jobs, livelihoods and the local economy by creating more work for local tradespeople, says the MP.
The new scheme includes a range of energy saving measures at home including insulation for floors and roofs, double or triple glazing and draught-proofing.
Under the terms of the grant, the Government will offer vouchers to cover up to two thirds of energy efficient home improvements up to £5,000,
Mr Menzies (pictured) said: "“I am delighted the Government has introduced this scheme. It will help us in Fylde in two ways.
"It will help us make our homes more energy efficient and reduce our bills, but it will also be a lifeline for many small businesses and our tradesmen and women.
“Making our homes more energy efficient not only helps us save money on bills, it will also help the environment too.
“With winter coming anything we can do to make our homes warmer and more efficient is a real boost."
The Green Homes Grant also offers vouchers up to £10,000 for low income families and is available to some landlords as well as homeowners.
Details at www.gov.uk/GreenHomesGrant