More Bucks homes to benefit from funding to improve energy efficiency

Less well-off households in Buckinghamshire should benefit from new funding to make their homes more energy efficient following a successful, joint bid for central government funding.

The BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) Sustainable Warmth competition which ran last year invited bids from local authorities for a share of the available funding. Buckinghamshire Council joined forces with other regional authorities under the umbrella of the Greater South East Energy Hub (GSEEH). The funding allocation has just been announced and Buckinghamshire has received £4.9m to support local households.

Including the new funding, since October 2020, Buckinghamshire Council has received £7.3m to help improve poorly insulated homes in the county.

Eligible home-owners can find out more about how to access the funding via the GSEEH website. The scheme will benefit both home-owners and those who rent privately.

Full press release: Bucks Council web page