Home energy grants

Grants of up to £30,000 are now available for energy efficiency improvements for homes. These measures can include work such as loft insulation and window replacements.

Eligible householders in Bucks who own properties with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D or below (D to G) can take advantage of this opportunity.

The scheme, named the Domestic Building Envelope Energy Efficiency Grant, is fully funded from Buckinghamshire Council’s allocation from the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Thomas Broom, the council’s cabinet member for climate change and environment, said: ‘We are keen to ensure that eligible residents are aware of this new grant, which has the potential to significantly enhance the energy efficiency of their homes, which will help them save money on their utility bills.’

If a resident is approved for a grant and they are given the go-ahead for home improvement works, then the council will pay the contractor after the work has been completed. To qualify for the grant, all works must be completed and grant claims submitted by 31 December 2024.

Residents should enquire about the grant through Better Housing Better Health. To qualify, residents need to provide necessary proofs, including a quotation for the desired improvement work on their homes.

More information on the grant can be found on the council’s website.

Energy Doctor:
For residents who are not looking to have major work on their homes, the council’s Energy Doctor scheme (see picture) offers a range of free energy and water saving measures.

These include hot water insulation jackets and reflective radiator panels. For information on an Energy Doctor visit, visit the council’s Energy Doctor webpage.