Date published: 16 October 2020
Lincs 4 Warmer Homes (L4WH) is a new partnership between local authorities across Greater Lincolnshire, offering energy efficiency improvements and advice.
L4WH will replace the former South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) and North Lincolnshire Council (NLC), with the addition of Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) and the seven district councils.
The new partnership secures funding available to eligible residents and works alongside contractors to deliver energy efficiency improvements to assist those living in fuel poverty, in saving money and reducing energy usage.
In the first of a number of funding streams available to residents, households can get their heating facilities changed through National Grid’s £150m Warm Homes Fund, a programme administered by Community Interest Company, Affordable Warmth Solutions and only available through local authorities and registered social landlords.
Residents in receipt of certain income related benefits and that rely on storage heaters, fixed and/or portable room heaters and solid fuel fires could upgrade to A-rated gas central heating or, where mains gas is not an option, LPG will be offered - subject to survey to determine eligibility and acceptance by the installer. Funding is limited and will be released on a first come first served basis.
In some instances, a connection to the mains gas network will be required to help residents access gas for the first time, with additional funding available to cover connection costs.
Deputy Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Owen Bierley, said: “I am very happy that so many councils and partner organisations have come together to strike at this common goal – to keep all our residents warm and healthy.
“Nobody should feel the struggle of keeping their own homes warm, and as the harsher seasons are already being felt, slowly but surely, across every District, I urge anyone who believes they are eligible for this scheme to come forward.”
Jeremy Nesbitt, Managing Director of Affordable Warmth Solutions, said: “We’re delighted to be providing funding through the Warm Homes Fund programme and to be working with the partnership to provide solutions to the challenges associated with homes living in fuel poverty.”
L4WH is administered by North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, for all ten local authorities. North Lincolnshire Council is responsible for delivering the Warm Homes Fund.
If you believe you could benefit from a central heating system and may meet the eligibility criteria contact the L4WH Team.
To contact Lincs 4 Warmer Homes visit www.l4wh.co.uk, call (01472) 326434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.