UK Energy Crisis: What is the Mayor of London’s Warmer Homes Grant & How can you benefit?

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Many households are already suffering with soaring energy prices, as of October 2022 energy bills have effectively tripled in less than a year. The overall cost of living has impacted the entire UK, higher energy costs for businesses means higher prices for products and services as they need to pass on their costs to consumers.

The Mayor of London is now taking action to assist those who are affected by focusing on the immediate steps that will make homes greener and warmer, as well as reducing energy consumption and, consequently decreasing bills and reducing carbon. These initiatives will help those most in need Londoners who are the most impacted by the growing price of living.

The Mayor’s Warmer Homes programme provides free heating, insulation and improvements to ventilation for low-income people living in London, own their own homes or rent privately.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, stated: It’s unacceptable that many Londoners can’t afford to keep their homes warm, instead suffering cold, damp conditions throughout winter. With the unprecedented cost of living crisis and soaring energy prices, I am particularly concerned about those on lower incomes whose energy bills are likely to take up a larger share of their outgoings.

Options available to eligible applicants include:

  • heat pumps
  • insulation for walls, lofts and floors
  • heating system improvements or repairs
  • draught proofing
  • solar energy installations

Who is eligible to apply for the Warmer Homes Grant?

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Eligible applicants must:

  • live in Greater London
  • own or rent their own home, landlords can apply as long as the tenant is eligible
  • receive a qualifying benefit OR otherwise be on a low household income
  • meet maximum energy efficiency and household income requirements for the Sustainable Warmth element

Why should I apply?

  • the improvements will make the property warmer
  • living in a properly heated home can improve your health, particularly if you have a long-term health condition that is made worse by the cold
  • lower energy bills and more efficient heating, which is better for the environment
  • you won’t have to pay anything towards the work (with the exception of a contribution from some private landlords receiving the Sustainable Warmth element)
  • Your property may achieve a better EPC rating, making it more attractive to buyers and tenants as they will pay less for energy

How to apply

Please fill out the Warmer Homes Programme application form.

Useful links

For more information on energy saving in your home, please see the advice pages on the Energy Saving Trust website.

More information on the Warmer Home Grant.

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