Ruth Edwards is encouraging households across Rushcliffe to apply for new Green Home Grants, worth up to £5,000, which has been launched today as part of the new Government scheme to improve the energy efficiency of homes across the country.
The Green Homes Grant will not only enable households to improve their energy efficiency and cut down on bills, but help protect the environment and jobs, livelihoods and the local economy by creating more work for the local tradespeople and allows landlords and home owners to install a range of energy saving measures including insulation for floors and roofs, double or triple glazing and draught-proofing.
The improvements mean families could be saving £600 a year on bills, whilst helping us to reduce our overall impact of the environment.
Ruth Edwards, commenting on the scheme, said:
“I am delighted the Government has introduced this scheme which will go a long way to help make our homes more energy efficient, as well as help families save money on their bills.
“With winter coming anything we can do to make our homes warmer and more efficient is a real boost.
“I hope as many people as possible across Rushcliffe can sign up to this scheme and all the benefits and savings it provides.”
The Green Homes Grant also offers vouchers up to £10,000 for low income families and is available to some landlords as well as homeowners.
For full details on the Green Homes Grant, who is eligible and how to apply, go to