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Green Homes Grant

Pendle residents can now benefit from the Government’s Green Homes Grant.

Get your home winter ready, and the Cosy Homes in Lancashire initiative will pick up the bill.  

What is a Green Homes Grant?

It's a grant to help improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income households by installing insulation measures and renewable heating technologies.

Pendle is now able to offer eligible residents access to the Green Home Grant, via our Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) initiative.

How much is the grant?

Homeowners may be entitled to a grant of up to £10,000 towards eligible measures to improve the energy efficiency of your property.

Landlords are eligible to apply but will have to pay a contribution.

What improvements can you get with the grant?

If you and your property are eligible, the following energy efficient measures may be covered by the grant:

  • Insulation (solid wall insulation, loft and cavity, room in roof and underfloor)
  • Renewable heating technologies
  • Energy efficient external doors and window upgrades (single glazed to double glazed)

Am I eligible for the grant?

You may be eligible if:

  • your property has a low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of band D, E, F or G
  • you own the home (including shared ownership and park homes on residential sites)
  • you receive benefits
  • you are a residential Landlord 
  • the occupants of the home have a combined gross annual household income of less than £30,000 per year and have savings under £16,000

The quickest and easiest way to check your eligibility and to apply is via the Cosy Homes in Lancashire website.

How do you find the energy efficiency rating for your home?

You can check the EPC rating of your home on Gov.UK. If your property has never had an EPC survey then this can be done through the scheme.

What happens if you live in rented accommodation?

The grant is also available to landlords, so they can upgrade the property you are living in.  

If you are struggling to heat your home in winter, speak to your landlord today and tell them about the grant.

Quality of the work

All work will be done in accordance with current Government Retrofit standards (PAS 2035.2019) and will be carried out by Trustmark registered installers.

When does the scheme end?

The scheme runs until December 2021.

How do I apply?

You can apply via the Cosy Homes in Lancashire website, or by phoning 03306 061 488 (local rate number) so we can see if you are eligible and explain the process to you. 

A survey will be done at no cost to you, by one of our Council-approved energy and heating specialists.

After the survey, we will recommend the most suitable energy efficiency improvements to you.