Homeowners urged to apply for heating scheme
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Homeowners in the Wakefield
district on low incomes could be eligible for a fully funded heating system
thanks to a new scheme.
A £1.5m initiative is aimed
at helping people living in the Leeds City Region to save money and have a
Wakefield Council is offering
help and advice to homeowners in the district who want to apply to The Central
Heating Fund to install new gas central
To qualify, people need to be
in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income and living in a home
that is classed as ‘energy inefficient’. They cannot currently have heating for
their whole house and currently must not be using gas as the main fuel to heat
their home. The Fund, in most cases, will fully fund the cost of the work and
all of the work will be done for them.
Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet
Member for Economic Growth and Skills said “Everyone should live in a warm home
that is affordable to heat. I would encourage people to tell their family and
friends about this fantastic scheme.
“The Central Heating Fund is
here to help people in our district to benefit from a modern, cost effective
“This scheme also encourages people
to become more efficient with their energy use and it aims to alleviate fuel
People need to register for
The Fund before the end of March.
For more information, or to
apply, call Wakefield Council on 03449 020222 or