Householders in Solihull who live in energy inefficient properties may be able to benefit from a grant of up to £10,000 to cover the cost of installing a range of energy efficiency improvements to their home.
Measures available to Solihull residents include:
- External wall insulation (EWI)
- Solar panels
- Door improvements
- Smart heating controls
- Cavity insulation
- Loft insulation
Who can receive a grant?
Householders may be eligible if all the following apply:
- The household’s annual income (before tax) is under £30,000 or you live in the following postcodes: B36 0, B36 9, B37 5, B37 6, B37 7, B92 7, B92 8, B90 1 and B90 2
- The Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of the property is E, F, or G*
- You own and occupy your home or rent your property from a private landlord.
*Contact Act on Energy for information about EPC’s. If you are a homeowner, we may be able to arrange an EPC for you.
Homeowners - If you meet the eligibility criteria you will be able to receive a grant of up to £10,000 to make energy efficiency improvements to your property. You are not required to make a contribution towards the works.
Landlords - If your tenants meet the eligibility criteria you may be able to receive a grant equivalent of two thirds of the total cost of the energy improvement measures up to a maximum of £5,000.
Tenants - Although you cannot apply directly you can still submit an Expression of Interest. Please contact Act on Energy for more information.
How to apply?
In the first instance you should contact Act on Energy, the councils’ trusted energy partner on freephone number 0800 988 2881.
If you are eligible for a grant, they will invite you to complete a short expression of interest form.
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About the scheme
The Solihull Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme is delivered by Solihull Council in partnership with Act on Energy and the Midlands Energy Hub.
The scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low-income and low EPC rated homes including those living in the worst quality off-gas grid homes, delivering progress towards: reducing fuel poverty, the phasing out of high carbon fossil fuel heating and the UK's commitment to net zero by 2050.
Households that are eligible for support through the scheme can benefit from the installation of a range of measures, which can reduce and prevent heat and energy loss in the home, reduce fuel bills, as well as support switches to renewable sources of energy.