Residents in Scarborough, Hambleton and Ryedale can apply for funding for energy efficiency measures for their home.
The North Yorkshire Home Efficiency Fund aims to help reduce energy bills, keep homes warmer and cut carbon emissions. If you meet the criteria, you can apply to YES Energy Solutions, who are delivering the scheme on our behalf. They will carry out a survey to identify what funding you could receive from the government scheme to upgrade energy inefficient homes.
If you are a homeowner or private renter you can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. For privately rented properties, landlords are required to make a contribution to cover one third of the total costs.
Check if you are eligible
To qualify for the scheme you must:
- be a resident in Scarborough, Hambleton or Ryedale
- have a household income of £30,000 or less or receive income related benefits
- live in a property with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of E, F or G
Properties rated as D will also be accepted if fewer than 30% of D rated properties sign up to the scheme.
What help can you get if you are eligible
If you qualify for the fund, your property will undergo a survey and YES Energy Solutions will use that to see which improvements would improve your home's warmth and efficiency the most.
The type of home you live in will determine which improvements can be made and how much funding you could get which could be up to £10,000 or £25,000 for off-gas properties.
Examples of free improvements you could receive include:
- external wall insulation
- loft insulation
- cavity wall insulation
- solar panels (PV)
- air source heat pump
- high heat retention electric storage heaters