Extra £2.5m Government cash boost to keep hundreds more families warm

People, Health and Care
11:13, Friday, 22nd September 2023

Hundreds more families will be kept warm through winter thanks to the latest cash boost from Government – taking the total received by residents to more than £6m.

More than 400 homes have already benefited from a raft of energy saving installations – with the cash being used for external cladding, cavity wall insulation, boiler upgrades and solar panel installations.

Now, the council has received another almost £2.5m to focus on rural homes with low energy ratings which are off the gas network.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The commitment to net zero remains but the focus, as it always has been, is to ensure hard-working families can make the transition affordably.

“We have worked closely with our MPs, Holly Mumby-Croft and Andrew Percy, to get this Government cash for residents and this will go to making hundreds more family homes warmer and more efficient, reducing energy bills for years to come and installing new technology to ensure the impact is lasting.

“It is absolutely right that those who need the support the most get it. This cash is genuinely transforming lives and making generational change – a reduction in carbon emissions is a welcome by-product of enabling families to keep themselves safe and well.”

Homes which have low energy ratings of either E, F or G will be eligible for the latest scheme, set to be launched in the coming weeks. Visit  YES Energy Solutions for further details and to apply.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for environment, said: “We are making a significant dent in our own carbon footprint and working with families across North Lincolnshire to reduce theirs but we are doing it in an accessible and affordable way.

“Our Green Future plans capture the collective effort to ensure we protect and enhance our natural environment and with Government cash such as this we can ensure residents who need the most support can come along on the journey with us.”