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Swindon MPs urge residents to take Green Homes Grants

The government will offer vouchers to cover up to two-thirds of energy-efficient home improvements.

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson are calling on people living in Swindon to take advantage of the Government’s new Green Homes Grant.

You can now get up to £5,000 of energy-efficient home improvements funded by the government as part of the new scheme.

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 local tradespeople.

The new scheme, which is now open for business, covers a range of energy-saving measures at home, including insulation for floors and roofs, double or triple-glazing and draught-proofing.

Under the terms of the Green Homes Grant, the government will offer vouchers to cover up to two-thirds of energy-efficient home improvements – worth up to £5,000.

The improvements mean families could save £600 a year on bills.

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson have said that they would encourage households to apply for the vouchers for the many benefits they will bring. “We are delighted the government has introduced this scheme, not only will more energy-efficient homes help families save money on their bills, but it will also help the environment too.”

“With winter coming, anything we can do to make our homes warmer and more efficient is a real boost.”

“There are other benefits with this scheme too, such as providing more work for the local tradespeople who would carry out the work, helping to boost the economy.”

“We hope as many people as possible across Swindon 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 about the Green Homes Grant, who is eligible and how to apply, go to www.gov.uk/GreenHomesGrant.