Client Guide on Exeter’s Warm Up Grant.
The Exeter Warm Up Grant is here to help all park home residents who meet the criteria below. The Exeter Warm Up Grant is available to park home residents in the Exeter City Council area only.
For park home residents to be eligible for this grant they must:
- live in the park home as their main residence;
- have an owner’s interest, or be a private tenant with the landlord’s permission to the works
The grant of up to £2000 per property can pay towards the full or partial cost of various energy saving measures and improvements to your property, these include external wall insulation, underfloor insulation, loft insulation, double/triple glazed external doors and windows. Along with the above measures in some cases under-chassis repairs, and new roofs can also be funded.
If you had a grant for similar work from the council and this was more than 2 years ago you are now able to apply again.
In addition, there may be additional grant funds for urgent and essential works if the cost of works exceeds the £2000. You must have applied for a Wessex Home Improvement Loan and not met the criteria for it, then a survey will be needed from the Council to determine whether your case is deemed urgent or essential, then a further Healthy Homes Grant of up to £5000 may be available to you subject to approval by Exeter City Council.
To apply for either grant you must: receive, complete and sign all the relevant application forms, declarations, and the questionnaire. If it has not been 2 years since your last grant, please still fill in the forms and return them as soon as possible. We will be in contact when the 2 years has come up.
You must also supply supporting documentation to prove your age (and benefits or allowances if you receive any) and return them to Ridgewater Energy at the address below.
You will receive a grant offer letter from Exeter City Council to confirm your grant.
After the works are completed you will be asked to sign off completion paperwork and answer questions about the work. This is to ensure you are happy with the work.
The approved scheme installer ‘Therm-Eco E.W.I. Ltd’ will provide a quotation to you, then if you are approved for the grant, a specification for the works will then be supplied to you along with their quote. Ridgewater Energy will also receive copies of these documents to check.
There is also the availability of an Exeter City Council supported ‘Wessex Home Improvement Loan’ of up to £10,000 which is offered at a 4% (4.1% APR) interest rate over a term of up to 10 years. Anybody living in the park home receiving the work can apply for the loan. (Minimum loan value is £500)
The loan is also able to cover some other home improvements. So please ask if there is something you have been looking to improve in or on your home.
If you fill in a loan referral form and return this to us, Wessex Resolutions CIC will contact you to arrange a visit to fill in the necessary forms and see if you qualify.
You are not obliged to consider a loan to take up the Warm Up Grant.
You, or if applicable, your landlord, can use their own funds to top up the grant if necessary.
You will be provided with a 25-year insurance backed guarantee for the external wall insulation once work is completed. (Usually takes 6 weeks for guarantee to arrive)
Therm-Eco will provide you with information about the installation process and the products they use, during their initial survey visit.
If you require any heating measures, such as a central heating system, a new boiler or heating repair, please contact us directly to provide us with further details.
Please call us for up to date information on this as it could make your new boiler or heating system completely free of charge in some cases.
Ridgewater Energy also manage local and national energy efficiency funding and projects, and our team have 20 years’ experience working with letting agents, management companies, private landlords and tenants.
We work with a network of trusted installers, who can assist with various energy efficiency and heating measures whether funded or on a paid quote basis.
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