|Information on grants and sources of other information|
GRANTS AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS
From time to time, Government grants are available to householders to assist with the purchase of energy saving equipment. In the UK, these can be accessed through a local Energy Efficiency Advice Centre.
Subject to approval, Warmfront grants can be used for various warmth related items, such as loft insulation, draught proofing, cavity-wall insulation, hot water tank insulation, energy efficiency light bulbs, gas, electric or oil central heating and glass fronted fires.
For more information on the Warmfront scheme contact EAGA Partnership on 0800 316 2805 or www.warmfrontgrants.co.uk
Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (HEES Wales)
The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (HEES Wales) offers two levels of grant, HEES and HEES Plus. Subject to approval and depending on what form of heating or insulation is in the property, grants can be used to make improvements to the property.
For more information on the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (HEES Wales) contact 0800 316 2815 or www.heeswales.co.uk
The Energy Assistance Package (Scotland)
The Energy Assistance Package, provided by the Scottish government, offers advice and support to help cut fuel bills and make homes warmer and more comfortable. This includes energy efficiency advice and grants for installation of insulation measures and improvement of heating systems for those eligible.
More information can be found by telephoning 0800 512 012 or visiting http://www.energyassistancepackage.com
Warm Homes Scheme (Northern Ireland)
The Warm Homes Scheme offers grants for various insulation measures and for heating systems. For more information on the Northern Ireland Warm Homes Scheme contact the EAGA Partnership on 0288 775 3636 or www.uk-energy-saving.com/warm_homes_scheme.html
The House Improvement and Energy Conservation Scheme 2005 and House Improvement and Energy Conservation (Amendment) 2006 (Isle of Man)
The Scheme was introduced as a means of offering financial assistance to owner-occupiers to carry vital repairs and improvements as well as improve the energy efficiency of their home including insulation measures and installation or replacement of heating systems.
For more information, contact the Isle of Man Department of Local Government & Environment on 01624 685955 or www.gov.im/dlge/housing/homegrants.xml
Many of the UK’s electricity suppliers offer grant schemes for insulation and products. For more information, contact your energy supplier.
GRANTS AVAILABLE TO BUSINESSES
Grants available to businesses under current initiatives are limited.
The Carbon Trust provides advice on carbon savings and management for both small and large businesses - http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/default.ct.
Local Business Links provide information on grants and other forms of support - http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/gsdChoosePurpose
The Low Carbon Buildings programme provided grants for installation of microgeneration technology, although currently (2009), all monies allocated have already been awarded. However, further funding may become available. For more information, go to http://www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk/home/.
SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION
FEDERATION OF PETROLEUM SUPPLIERS LTD – www.fpsonline.co.uk for information on how to find your local oil supplier and information on oil delivery and storage.
OFTEC – www.oftec.org.uk for information on oil fired heating systems.