Eligible homes in Gateshead to receive ‘Green Packs’ that unlock Government funding

Independent energy study uncovers £154million of Government funding available to householders in Gateshead, with most eligible homes unaware how to access these home energy improvement funds

The results from a study have found that more than 46,000 homes in Gateshead could be eligible for government grants to improve their energy efficiency and cut fuel bills for local householders.

The independent study, carried out by Healthy Homes Solutions and County Durham-based home services company Pacifica, uncovered funding totalling £154 million for the area designated to help people across a wide range of energy home improvements. It also showed that most of the homes they believe to be eligible, were not taking advantage of this available government support.

Among the applicable grants are funds for the installation of full central heating systems, digital control systems and electric storage heaters, as well as gas boiler replacements. Households can also get access to grants for loft and underfloor insulation, draft proofing and internal, cavity and external wall insulation.

Upgrading properties will not only allow householders to reduce their gas and electricity bills, it will create a warmer home and a better living environment, while also making the property more environmentally friendly.

From this week homes across Gateshead will start to receive ‘Green Packs’, which contain details of available funding and how to apply. Eligible householders can then arrange a survey of their property ahead of the installation of energy efficiency measures, which will be undertaken by 0800 Repair engineers.

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