Grants for low income home owners

Grant funding will soon be available for home repairs and energy efficiency measures for private households on low incomes

Through the Better Care Fund and in accordance with the Cambridgeshire Housing Adaptations & Repairs Policy, assistance is available to help low income households to boost the energy efficiency of their homes and to help with repairs.  For example, if you are struggling to heat your home due to an old, faulty or inefficient boiler, we may be able to help pay for a new one through our Discretionary Grants scheme. 

To qualify for a grant, householders will need to have owned and lived in their home for at least two years and be in receipt of one of the following means tested benefits: Universal Credit, Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance, or Income Based Employment Support Alliance, Working Tax Credit with gross income less than £18,000,   Council Tax Support, Guaranteed Pension Credit, or child tax credit with a relevant income less than £18,000

Help may also be available to improve home insulation, replace draughty windows and doors or to carry out a range of other essential repairs.  Work is carried out by our partners at the Cambridgeshire Home Improvement Agency who also carry out works for disabled adaptations, such as ramps, level access showers, stairlifts, etc.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from this support, please contact the Parish Clerk using the ‘contact us’ tab at the top of the page.