Council scheme offers grants to improve energy efficiency at home: Ryedale Energy-Saver scheme

05 Mar 2020

Council scheme offers grants to improve energy efficiency at home

Ryedale residents could receive funding to improve the energy efficiency of their home or rented property with Ryedale District Council’s new Energy-Saver scheme. 

The Energy-Saver scheme has been launched to help those at risk of fuel poverty to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes, as well as save money on fuel bills.

Through the scheme, qualifying residents will receive funding to install cavity-wall and loft insulation, or an A-rated replacement boiler, with many installations receiving full funding.

Residents can qualify for funding through a range of criteria, which includes being in receipt of means tested benefits or having a low household income, with high energy bills.

In addition, elderly residents, those with a young family, pregnant women, and residents with certain health conditions, could also qualify for funding if they are on a low income.

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director for Economic Development at Ryedale District Council, said:

“Affordable housing is one of our key priorities as a Council – and so is improving energy efficiency as part of tackling climate change issues.  That’s why the Ryedale Energy-Saver scheme is so important for our district.

 “We are committed to improving the energy efficiency of homes to help householders to cut their energy bills whilst staying cosy in the coldest parts of the year.”

“The funding in this scheme is only available for a limited time, and now is the perfect opportunity for residents to apply.”

The scheme is managed by award winning Community Interest Company YES Energy Solutions on behalf of Ryedale District Council.

If you think you may be eligible for the scheme, or know someone who could be, contact the Ryedale Energy Saver Helpline on 0330 053 5631.