Housing Renewal

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Can I get a grant for home insulation?

Answer: You should first contact the Solent Energy Advice Centre on 0800 512012 to find out if you can receive a grant. Also try the Island Insulation Scheme on 0800 015 2475. You can also contact your gas or electric supplier, as they may also offer insulation schemes, or try the Warmfront Team on 0800 316 6011.
If you are unable to obtain assistance this way contact the Council's Housing Renewal Section on 823040, who will determine whether you may be eligible to receive grant assistance operated by the Council.

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Question: Can I get a grant for repairs to my property?

Answer: There is a small budget available for this financial year (2015). Grants may be available to carry out minor repairs to owner-occupied and rented properties where the eligibility criteria is met. Owner occupiers must have lived in property for 2 years to be eligible and it is a means tested grant. Discretionary disabled adaptations may also be eligible under this grant. Please provide details to the Housing Renewal Section on 823040 in order to be added to the waiting list and obtain an information sheet.


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Question: Can I get advice on Energy Conservation?

Answer: You can get independent advice regarding Energy Conservation from the Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre. Their webpage is www.energysavingadvice.co.uk Their freephone number 0800 512012 . Or contact the Footprint Trust based in Newport on 01983 822282. Alternatively a search on the internet reveals many independent and sponsored sites that can give free or charged advice. Local contractors may be able to give bespoke advice, but you may be charged and they may also only be able to advise on specific products that they deal with.

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Question: Can I get any additional financial help with keeping warm in winter?

Answer: Housing Renewal has grants available for heating, windows and doors, these are specifically for owner occupiers (min 2yrs) aged 60 years and over or have children in occupation. Please contact Housing Renewal.
Customers should consider calling the Winter Fuel Payments Helpline - 08459 151515.
You can get independent advice regarding Energy Conservation from the Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre. Their webpage is www.energysavingadvice.co.uk Their freephone number 0800 512012 . Or contact the Footprint Trust based in Newport on 01983 822282. Alternatively a search on the internet reveals many independent and sponsored sites that can give free or charged advice. Local contractors may be able to give bespoke advice, but you may be charged and they may also only be able to advise on specific products that they deal with.



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Question: Can I get a loan for repairs, improvements, or renewable energy systems to my property?

Answer: The Isle of Wight Council operate a loan scheme called the Eco Loan, with partners the Hampshire Credit Union. This offers a 3% interest rate and owners of Island properties can be eligible. Maximum amounts apply and work can range from repairs & improvements, to renewable energy systems. The loan can also be applied to top up other grants where they are insufficient to meet the needs. Please note that this service is currently under review and may not be available in future (June 2015).
Contact the Housing Renewal Section for more advice - 823040.

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Question: Can I get a grant for loft insulation / cavity wall insulation / central heating?

Answer: To find out if you are eligible for a grant contact www.warmupwight.co.uk or email warmupwight@jjcrump.co.uk or telephone 0800 0328322 - Related Link

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