Grants and Discounts available from Eastleigh Borough Council
Page last updated at 16 November 2016 at 16:26
1. Hitting the Cold Spots
This successful project runs throughout the year helping vulnerable people in emergency need of heating. Expert advice is offered on the grants available and ways to reduce your energy bills while keeping your home warm and healthy.
They will particularly help families or individuals with health conditions that would benefit from living in warmer homes.
Visit Hitting the Cold Spots or ring 0800 804 8601
2. Assisted Gas Connections
If you are currently not connected to mains gas but your property is located near a main that is operated by SGN, and you are in receipt of certain benefits then you may be eligible for a free or discounted connection through their Help to Heat scheme. This can be used along with the Affordable Warmth grant towards getting a new central heating system installed. For more information and to check to see if you qualify please visit their website at sgn.co.uk/helptoheat or contact them using their Freephone number on 0800 912 1700.
3. The Home Trust loan
Eastleigh Borough Council can offer a low interest loan for our residents to carry out home improvements, such as energy efficiency through our partners Parity Trust.
Residents aged over 60 can arrange loans on interest only terms, so that the capital and interest is repaid when the property is sold.
To discuss this option, contact Eastleigh Council's Environmental Health unit on 023 8068 8329 or visit the Home Trust Loan website.
4. EBC Tree Grant
The Council wants to encourage the growing of produce wherever they can and with this in mind a fund is available for community groups wanting to plant new fruiting trees or hedgerows in public spaces.
The EBC Tree Grant welcomes applications from non profit making groups within Eastleigh Borough including, schools, allotment holders, scouts and guides as long as the intended location is a shared space that people can regularly access.
The packs available have a minimum of 10 saplings in the following themes:
- Fruiting hedgerow including; Hazel, Blackthorn, Rose hip, Elder and Crab apple
- Fruit trees including; Apple, Pear, Plum and Cherry
Delivery is only over the winter and as such the fund is currently closed. It reopens on 1 November 2016.
5. EBC Community Buildings Grant
Places where people can gather are vital to communities which is why the Council wants to support community groups in their bid to make their buildings more energy efficient costing less to run. We will consider any project that results in a carbon reduction. In the past we have funded or match funded the following type of projects: Renewable heating systems; Insulation.
Please download an application form (CFB word doc or CFB pdf) and return it to us for consideration. Applications can be sent in via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or addressed to Sustainability at the council address.
See what projects we have previously supported.
To find out more, contact Giles Gooding on 023 8068 8274, email email@example.com, Twitter @EcoEastleigh