Exeter Warm and Healthy Park Homes Grant

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 Client Guide on Exeter Warm and Healthy Park Homes Grant

The Exeter Warm and Healthy Park Homes Grant is targeting help to those people who met the qualifying criteria below. The Grant is available to Park Home residents in the Exeter City Council area only,

The eligibility criteria for this grant will focus on the following households. Applicants must:

  • be aged 50 or over on the date of application
  • live in the dwelling as their man residence
  • have an owner’s interest, or be a private tenant with the landlord’s consent to the works.

The Grant and Process

The grant of up to £2000 per property is to part-fund solid wall insulation to be fitted to the external walls of private park home dwellings.

If your home was built in 1995 or afterwards, then you may not qualify for external wall insulation under the grant. Howeever, you would be considered for the low interest Wessex Home Improvement Loan [see below].

To apply for the grant you must: receive, complete and sign all the relevant application forms, declarations and the questionnaire.

You must also supply supporting documentation to prove your age and return them to Wessex Energy at the address below.

After the works are installed you must also sign-off completion paperwork, answer questions about the work and the grant, and once the works are completed to confirm you are satisfied.

The approved installer Therm-Eco EWI Ltd will provide a quotation to you, then if you are approved for the grant, a specification and a method statement for the works will then be supplied. Wessex Energy will also receive copies of these documents to check.

You will be provided will be provided with a 10-year insurance backed guarantee for the works through Therm-Eco after the work has been completed.

Therm-Eco should be able to provide you with the information about the installation process and the products they use during their initial survey visit

You, or if applicable your landlord, can use their own funds to top up the grant if necessary.

Please note: Although the grant scheme is primarily for external wall insulation, you can also use the grant towards other measures such as underfloor insulation [50% grant, unless you are on benefits], roof insulation or a new insulated roof system.

Heating Measures

If you require any heating measures, such as a central heating system, a new boiler or heating repair, please contact us directly to provide us with further details. We have an Exeter based heating company registered with a scheme that my be able to help.

Energy Company Obligation [ECO]

You may also be eligible for a new boiler under ECO, a utility funded grant, if you receive certain qualifying benefits. Please call us for up-to-date information

Wessex Home Improvement Loan 

There is also the availability of an Exeter City Council supported Wessex Home Improvement Loan of up to £10,000 which is offered at a4% [4.1 APR] interest rate over a term of up to 10 years. Minimum loan value is £500.

Anybody living in the park home receiving the work can apply for the loan.

The loan is also able to cover some other home improvements. So please ask if there is something you have been looking at to improve in or on your home.

If you fill in a loan referral form and return this to us, Wessex Resolutions CIC will contact you to arrange a visit to fill in the necessary forms.

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Contact details

if you have any questions about your grant application or anything else, please contact:
Peter Bywater, Wessex Energy, 8 park Place, 6 North Road, POOLE, Dorset BH14 0LY
e-mail: info@wessex.energy
tel: 01202 209410

Further reading:

Exeter Mobile Homes Residents Forum: Launch of Exeter Warm and Healthy Park Homes Grant [05 April 2016]

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