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More Central Bedfordshire residents are set to benefit from the Government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme with funding available to install free loft and cavity wall insulation.

The funding has been provided by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. It is to provide loft and cavity wall insulation for private homeowners whose properties have poor energy performance ratings.

The Green Homes Grant Scheme is accessible for households who have a combined annual income of no more than £30,000.

It will assist residents to have a warmer home, reduce energy bills, contribute to reducing carbon emissions across Central Bedfordshire.

Loft insulation is one of the most simple, affordable and effective methods of improving a home’s energy efficiency and could save £100’s on annual energy bills.

Councillor Eugene Ghent, executive member for housing and assets said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer residents an opportunity to access this funding and insulate their homes at no cost to themselves.

“By insulating lofts and cavity walls we can greatly assist our residents to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes, save money on their fuel bills and make a positive contribution towards the Council’s action on the climate emergency by reducing carbon emissions.

“The application process is simple and only take a couple of minutes. I would urge residents to act now as the Grant is only available for works that are completed by March 2022.”

The scheme is administered by Central Bedfordshire Council and to get more information on the eligibility criteria and to make an application, visit Green Homes Grant, email PSH@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 8767.