MILLIONS of pounds of funding is now available for Basingstoke residents, to help people save money on their energy bills. 

Thousands of homes could receive fully funded energy saving measures after the Warmer Homes Consortium, which Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) is part of, was awarded £41.4m from the Government.

Residents with a household income under £31,000 and living in homes that do not have gas central heating and have an energy performance certificate rating of D, E, F or G can apply for funding. 

The improvements could include loft and solid wall insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels and heating controls.

These measures are expected to save households up to £400 a year on energy bills.

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Cllr Hayley Eachus, cabinet member for Environment and climate action, said: “These grants could help people to keep their homes warm while using less energy, saving them hundreds of pounds on their bills every year and cutting their carbon footprints to help tackle the climate emergency.

“Coming out of the colder months is a great time to apply to install these measures as they may take some time. I would encourage anyone who is eligible to apply as soon as possible so they can begin to save money and cut their emissions.”

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The funding has been received through the Home Upgrade Grant, a government scheme to improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income families.

Applications will open this April and close in March 2025.

Warmer Homes Consortium has already helped more than 2,700 homes and achieved over £11.1m in lifetime bill savings to date.

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