Free central heating scheme extended for Ryedale residents
Citizens without central heating could benefit from a Ryedale District Council scheme that provides A-rated gas central heating to reduce fuel bills and improve the warmth of their home.
So far, 71 citizens have had central heating installed, thanks to funding from the North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund scheme and are already benefitting from the warmth provided by their new heating systems.
Ryedale District Council is working with North Yorkshire County Council to help homeowners and private renting tenants currently using inefficient storage heaters, room heaters or fires get better quality heating.
To qualify for the funding, residents must either be in receipt of certain state benefits, or have a household income below £30,000 and meet additional criteria which includes having young children, being a pregnant woman, being over 70 or having certain health conditions.
Phillip Spurr, Programme Director for Economic Development, Business and Partnerships for Ryedale District Council said:
“We’re committed to helping our citizens reduce their fuel bills and stay warm in their homes. We’d encourage anyone who thinks that they meet the criteria to contact Yes Energy Solutions, so that they can get the support they’re entitled to. If the winter you’ve just had meant that your home was cold and difficult to heat, don’t let this coming winter be another where you struggle to stay warm.”
Funding for the North Yorkshire scheme is secured from the Warm Homes Fund – an innovative funding stream established by National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions to help make households in Great Britain warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat.
Ryedale District Council is also providing match funding to support installations in the area, and there are separate grants available to help connect homes to the mains gas network.
YES Energy Solutions is managing the scheme on behalf of the District Council, and installs are completed by their industry accredited contractors.
Residents who are interested in the opportunity are advised to call YES Energy Solutions on 01422 880100 or https://www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk/schemes/north-yorks-warm-homes-scheme