The average household in the UK could save up to £300 a year by looking at how they use and pay for their energy. There are many ways to save money including:

  • switching energy suppliers;
  • making small changes to the way you use energy;
  • investing in low cost insulation;
  • installing energy efficient appliances and boilers; and
  • apply for the Warm Home Discount scheme if you are on a low income.

Further details of grant schemes and discounts available to eligible residents can be found at   West Sussex Energy  page.

The Chichester Warm Homes Initiative

Home owners and landlords letting their properties to tenants on a low income can apply for funding for energy efficiency and low carbon measures where the occupant is in fuel poverty rating of F or G.

Available measures include:

  • a whole-house efficient heating system,
  • thermal insulation,
  • boiler repair,
  • hot water tank repair/replacement, and;
  • window repair or replacement.

Applicants must either be in receipt of a means tested benefit, Disabled Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment or a household income of less than £25,000 pa less than £16,000 in savings.

Excess cold health and safety hazard Applicants must either be in receipt of a means tested benefit, Disabled Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment or the household income is less than £20,000 pa and the applicant has less than £16,000 in savings

Funding will be up to a maximum of £10,000 (or £25,000 in areas where gas is not available). Landlords will be required to pay 50% of the cost. The cost of the works is noted on the local land charge register and must be repaid if the property is sold. For Landlords the funding must be repaid if the property is sold within 5 years. Further conditions apply.

Please submit your application. Alternatively if you have further questions, or would like to discuss making an application please contact our delivery partner at  Citizens Advice

To make an application please visit https://www.chichester.gov.uk/housingfinancialassistance#warmhomes