Led by Dartford Borough Council and six district and borough councils, the Green Homes Grant Scheme offers funding for lower income homeowners, and is designed to reduce residents’ heating bills, increase energy efficiency, and cut carbon emissions.

Homeowners with a combined household income below £30,000 and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G may be eligible for the free local authority grant of up to £10,000 to install energy efficiency measures in their homes. Energy Saving measures on offer include solid wall insulation, and renewable heating solutions.

The Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis across Dartford and participating Kent Local Authorities, at no cost to the homeowner.

Mark Randall, Managing Director at Aran Insulation, said: “We are already seeing an influx of enquiries for this great scheme, and are looking forward to working alongside Dartford Borough Council and other Kent Local Authorities. This scheme will genuinely help tackle fuel poverty and climate change, helping homeowners across the county stay warm and healthy whilst lowering energy bills for years to come.”

The deadline for works to be completed – 30th June 2021 – is fast-approaching, and with 121 jobs and a number of surveys already allocated to the programme, qualifying homeowners are encouraged to contact Aran Insulation, the scheme delivery partner, as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.