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Surrey wins a further £3 million to help more homes keep warm and lower energy bills

A further 300 householders across Surrey can benefit from the £3 million of funding to help save money on their energy bills.

More than 500 Surrey residents have already signed up to make their homes warmer, cut their energy bills and improve their green credentials as part of the “Green Jump Surrey” initiative which is being run by the domestic energy efficient service, Action Surrey, on behalf of partner local authorities.

The additional funding for Green Jump Surrey, recently awarded through central Government to local authorities across the county, allows the initiative to support a further 300 eligible residents with up to £15,000 per household to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

In addition to the Government’s grant, Surrey County Council is contributing up to £680,000 to the Green Jump Surrey project as top-up funding to allow measures to be fully funded up to £15,000.

Eligible owner-occupied households can use the funding to install energy efficiency improvements including loft, solid wall, cavity wall, park home and underfloor insulation, to keep their home warm. Air source heat pumps, solar hot water systems and solar photovoltaics can also be funded in addition to insulation works, to further help save on energy bills and reduce carbon emission.

Natalie Bramhall, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change said, “Following the successful sign up of so many eligible households from right across Surrey for the initial tranche of funding, we are delighted that the Green Jump Surrey partnership has been awarded additional funding to support 300 more residents to make their home warmer, greener and cheaper to run.

The funding will not only make a difference to people’s home comfort but also helps tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions. I would encourage everyone to contact Action Surrey to check if they are eligible for funding and to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.”

You could be eligible if you are living in a hard-to-heat home and are in receipt of an eligible means-tested benefit or have a total gross annual household income of less than £30,000. With this additional funding, if you have two or more children or high housing costs, the income eligibility criteria have been extended to allow mortgage costs and number of dependent children to be taken into consideration.

As funding is time-limited, contact Action Surrey as soon as possible on 0800 783 2503 or via www.actionsurrey.org/enquiries to check your eligibility for support.

* Funding is available to those who meet the criteria and are currently living within one of the 10 local authorities participating in the Green Jump Surrey project: Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking. Grants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and will be monitored by Action Surrey, who is delivering the project on behalf of the local authorities.

* Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice centre set up by local councils across Surrey, including Surrey County Council, to help residents save money on their energy bills and keep warm in their homes. Action Surrey has a network of trusted installers, all adhering to safety protocols, to deliver the installations. Action Surrey is managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, a company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council.

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