Vulnerable residents across Fylde will continue to receive vital support with home energy efficiency as Fylde Council’s Executive Committee resolved to continue the Affordable Warmth Grant scheme into 2023/24.
The scheme, funded by an allocation from Lancashire County Council, has been delivered by Fylde Council’s Housing Team since November 2022, providing opportunities for those residents who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for up to £2,000 of funding per household to help with heating efficiency and reduce the cost of fuel bills.
Over 50 applications have been received to date for assistance with improvements such as boiler repairs, radiator replacements, double glazing, loft insulation and more. The allocation of a further £29,928 of funding from Lancashire County Council means even more residents will be able to benefit.
Cllr Chris Dixon, Fylde Council’s Lead Member for Social Wellbeing, said: “We are very pleased to be able to support the extension of this successful scheme from the previous year, helping Fylde residents through the global rise in energy charges.
“By replacing older and inefficient systems with newer, more carbon-friendly means of keeping homes warm, we can not only help people save money on their bills but also help preserve the environment.”
For more information about the Affordable Warmth Grant Scheme, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit the Fylde Council website.
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