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Lancashire County Council: Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL)

  • Location: Lancashire

  • Purpose: Lancashire has some of the highest fuel poverty rates in the country, so the county council created the CHiL partnership to offer residents a simple way to find out if they are entitled to financial support to reduce their energy bills. The partnership particularly targets residents living in off the gas grid homes to install low-carbon heating and improved insulation.

  • Description: Depending on the property’s current energy set up, residents can apply to the CHiL to receive financial support to install energy efficient doors, double glazing, roof, loft and cavity wall insulation, amongst other measures. Most of the schemes available are available to homeowners with a household income less than £30,000 and where savings are less than £16,000. The CHiL offers support for those living in privately rented and owner occupied properties.

  • Funding: Green Homes Grant Local Delivery Scheme (from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the Home Upgrade and the Warm Homes Fund.

  • Conservative councillor/ council lead: Cabinet Member for Resources, HR and Property (Deputy Leader), Cllr Alan Vincent and Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, Cllr Shaun Turner.

  • Further links: Cosy Homes in Lancashire website, Lancashire County Council announcement and Carbon Copy write up.


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