People Powered Homes; the housing partner for Climate Action Leeds project held a community event at Beeston Village Community Centre on 19th January in partnership with Our Future Beeston.
It was an opportunity for local people to drop in and talk to Leeds City Council’s Better Homes Yorkshire team and find out more about their free insulation and solar panels scheme, with Solar Specialists Acoole and Insulation specialists on hand to give out advice to the community.
Lucy Meredith from People Powered Homes said:
“It was also great to meet local residents and be able to introduce them to the city-wide National Lottery Funded Climate Action Leeds initiative and its local community led project Our Future Beeston.”
If you missed the event but are interested in the scheme, there is still time to apply!
The Leeds City Council Better Homes Yorkshire Grant scheme is open for applications until 31 March 2022. If you are a homeowner with a household income of under £30,000pa and your house has an Energy Performance (EPC) of D or below you may be eligible for a grant. Don’t worry if you do not know the energy rating of your property, you can still apply, and the Better Homes team can carry out an energy survey for you.
Tenants in private rented properties are also encouraged to apply, although the landlord has to pay a contribution toward the cost of installation it is a great opportunity for landlords to install energy saving measures that will add value to their property and make the running costs more affordable for tenants.
You can apply via the Better Homes Yorkshire Website www.betterhomesyorkshire.co.uk/leeds Or call them free from a UK landline on 0800 597 1500.
Our Future Beeston will be running a series of drop-in information sessions and activities to help residents reduce energy, access grants and make their homes warmer in 2022. Look out for news in the next edition of South Leeds Life.
This post was written by Beth Bingley
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