Extra funding makes Wrap Up Leeds+ go further

Even more Leeds residents will benefit from energy efficient home improvements with extra funding just announced.

£150,000 awarded to Leeds City Council from the Department of Energy and Climate Change will be added to the Wrap Up Leeds+ project to make heating homes more affordable.

Wrap Up Leeds+ is providing grants and interest free loans to homeowners and private tenants so they can carry out energy saving upgrades to their homes to make them warmer and cheaper to heat.

The amount of grant funding provided depends on each individual’s circumstances, the qualifying criteria of the grants and the level of the work required. Now, a successful bid for extra money means that people struggling with their fuel bills, but who might not have got help before or who are refused a loan, won’t miss out.

Insulation, new doors and windows, boiler repairs and replacements and new central heating systems will be provided for free if they are recommended by a Green Deal assessment.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for the environment, said:

“With a cold snap upon us, the cost of heating will be on many people’s minds, but getting an energy saving home revamp through Wrap Up Leeds+ will bring benefits for people now, and for years to come.”

“This is a welcome boost to a project that will dramatically change the lives of many vulnerable people.

“We’ll be making great use of the funds by providing an effective safety net for anyone wrestling with rising fuel bills.”

Wrap Up Leeds+ is being managed by YESprojects on behalf of Leeds City Council.

The scheme works on a first come first served basis. Homeowners and those renting privately can register their interest by calling free on 0800 052 0071 (calls from mobiles may be charged so people can call 01484 351 550 instead) or complete a pre-assessment at www.wrapupleeds.co.uk.

For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577

email: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk