UK scheme gives householders up to £6k to be energy efficient

An initiative to help residents save money on their energy bills is taking place across Peterborough. The “Heataborough” scheme allows residents to apply for a grant of up to £6,000 per […]

By Jacqueline Echevarria

An initiative to help residents save money on their energy bills is taking place across Peterborough.

The “Heataborough” scheme allows residents to apply for a grant of up to £6,000 per household.

The fund will help homeowners make improvements to be more energy efficient such as solid wall insulation.

According to the city council, insulation can help homes reducing their energy bills by up to £175 a year in a typical mid-terraced property and up to £260 annually for a semi-detached property.

Councillor Gavin Elsey, Cabinet Member for Digital, Waste and Street Scene said: “We are committed to reducing household energy bills in the long term and supporting residents and landlords by providing real financial support.

“We urge residents to check the Heataborough website now and see if they are eligible to apply for the scheme as winter approaches.”

The council said the grants are only available on a first come first served basis until the end of September.