Retrofit: Cheaper, Warmer, Greener
* PLEASE NOTE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Whilst we are processing current applications we have placed a hold on new applications from properties with gas central heating. For properties that do not have a gas central heating system, please apply using the link below.
People with a household income below £30,000 living in over 500 poorly-insulated Sefton homes will benefit from the Council securing government funding.
The scheme will make homes cheaper to heat, more energy efficient and better for the planet. They will keep the house warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
The funding has come from The Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the Government’s post COVID-19 response and Climate Change targets.
If eligible, an assessment on your home will determine the measures that are suitable and the grant could pay for items like:
- Loft insulation;
- Under-floor insulation;
- Cavity wall insulation;
- Solar power;
- New doors;
- Energy efficient light bulbs.
Am I eligible?
You could be eligible for the retrofit scheme if:
- Your household income is below £30,000 and/or you receive a qualifying benefit
- You live in a difficult to heat house that meets the eligibility criteria
If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Green Homes Grant please contact us via this form: https://forms.sefton.gov.uk/greenhomesform/
To find out how we will process your information, please see our Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page.
Is my home eligible?
The grant is available to privately owned properties with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D*, E, F or G.
If you own your home you could be eligible for up to £10,000 of work.
If your home is owned by a private or social landlord, they will need to contribute at least a third of the total costs of works, with the maximum grant for landlords being £5,000.
* D rated properties without insulation.
What are the benefits?
The scheme is intended to help make your home warmer. The benefits may include:
- Reducing the amount of energy needed to heat your home;
- Potentially reducing your energy bills;
- Helping to tackle the climate emergency.
How do I apply?
If you live in Sefton and would like to see if you’re eligible for a Green Homes Grant please contact us via this form: https://forms.sefton.gov.uk/greenhomesform/
Sefton Council have been working with ECOGEE and Sustainable Building Services on phases 1 (now closed) and 2 (closing September 2022), and will work with ECOGEE and NEXT Energy on phase 3 (to end of March 2023).
What will happen once I apply?
If eligible, a retrofit survey will be arranged for your property to establish its current energy rating and the most appropriate improvements for your property. We will arrange a visit to your house to determine its energy rating and whether improvements are eligible.
A Retrofit Co-ordinator will then recommend improvements based on the grant available.
Some more visits will be arranged to help us plan the work and then we will appoint a contractor and oversee the work for you to make sure that everything meets Government standards.
A copy of the Green Homes Grant Privacy Notice can be downloaded below.
|Privacy Notice (Green Homes Grant)||(word 29KB)|
If you have recently had an energy efficiency measure installed in your home as part of the Green Homes Grant Scheme, please see the information in the link below, on how to make the most of your new install.
|Energy Efficiency Guide||(pdf 2.11MB)|