Winter ‘warm front’ funding now available

FUNDING is now available under the Warm Front Scheme for West Sussex residents to apply for grants to help keep their homes warm this winter.

It might soon be summer, but residents can apply now for the scheme, which gives grants to install insulation and heating improvements to make homes more energy efficient.

It now has a new set of criteria, to qualify a person must live in their own home or rent privately and the property must have a SAP rating of 55 or under (this will be assessed at the beginning of the technical survey).

The scheme offers heating and insulation improvements worth up to £3,500 (£6,000 for oil central heating and other technologies). As energy prices rise, installing insulation and other improvements can result in more affordable heating and save money on household bills.

To apply for a Warm Front grant or find out more, call freephone 0800 316 2814 or visit www.warmfront.co.uk.

Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.