Over the next few years, the government is running a number of schemes to provide grants to improve the energy efficiency of houses in England.

The aim of the schemes are to reduce the cost of your energy bills and the government estimate that you could save up to £600 per year. The council has secured funding for a pilot scheme and will be bidding for more in the future.

The grants can be used to fund a wide range of improvements to your home such as insulation, replacing windows and doors and solar panels . The actual improvements installed will be subject to a survey of your home, then the type of measures will be decided upon.

The grants will cover the cost of the agreed improvements and no contribution is required from those who are eligible.

Applications for the Green Homes Grant have closed