Flagship Group customers to benefit from Green Homes Grant to improve energy efficiency of homes
Flagship Group has received funds from the Government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme, thanks to the Suffolk Consortium’s successful bid for funding to improve the energy efficiency of low-income households in the county.
Flagship has confirmed that all works will be completed within six months and will take 73 of their homes from an EPC rating of E or below to C and above. The improvements will include retrofit measures such as external wall insulation and low carbon heating.
Megan Gonsalves, Energy and Renewables Officer for Flagship group, explains: “The project has got off to a flying start and our teams are beginning to roll out the improvements. This work will mean significant savings for the customers involved and will help us to achieve our goal for all our homes to be EPC B and C by 2030. It’s an exciting step forwards, thanks to the Suffolk Consortium’s successful bid.”
The Chancellor announced the £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme in July to help reduce fuel poverty and support the installation of low carbon heating. The initial phase of the scheme provides £200 million funding for local authorities to upscale existing energy efficiency improvement projects.
As Flagship emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, its environmental impact has climbed the agenda. The Group intends to embrace a greener, cleaner approach to its thinking, its homes, and across the business – improving the future of Flagship’s customers and communities, as well as the future of the planet.