Green Homes Grant
The government has recently launched the Green Homes Grant scheme under which homeowners and landlords in England can apply for a voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements to homes.
The government will provide a voucher that covers up to two thirds of the cost of qualifying improvements to your home. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000. You may be able to receive a higher level of subsidy if you are a homeowner and either you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits, covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of these vouchers is £10,000. Landlords cannot apply for the low-income part of the scheme.
The deadline for redeeming vouchers and completing the improvements is 31 March 2021.
For more details of the scheme and how to apply, visit the Simple Energy Advice website: https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/pages/green-homes-grant
If you would like any help with making an application, please get in touch.
Community Environment Fund in
Liverpool City Region
A £500,000 Community Environment Fund has been set up to aid a green recovery In Liverpool City Region (LCR) by assisting organisations to expand their good work and to support communities to engage in a range of environmental activities. The Fund will support a range of projects covering themes such as climate change, green spaces, air quality & transport and energy & waste reduction and it is open to faith groups.
There are three streams of funding:
• Stream 1: LCR-wide projects across any or several of the environmental themes, with benefits across the City Region (ie two or more authority areas). Applicants able to apply for £20,000 to £50,000. Opened on Monday 5 October and will close on Monday 2 November 2020 at 9am.
• Stream 2: Focussed projects that may target the achievement of specific environmental initiatives across a defined area such as a single authority area. Applicants able to apply for £5,000 to £20,000. Opened on Monday 5 October and will close on Monday 2 November 2020 at 9am.
• Stream 3: Community projects to achieve environmental benefits in a specific area of the LCR, such as a school, local park or street. Applicants able to apply for £300 to £1,500. This stream will open on Monday 19th October and will close on Monday 23 November at 9am.
For more details see: https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/community-environment-fund/