Action Surrey, part of the Thameswey Group, working with Surrey’s local authorities, has been awarded £2.5 million to help deliver the Government’s Green Deal home energy efficiency improvement programme.

Over the coming months, the scheme will be rolled out on a street-by-street basis and will help over 600 households in Surrey install energy efficiency improvements including solid wall insulation and new heating systems, so that they have warm, more energy efficient homes and better control of their energy bills.

Minister for Energy, Greg Barker said:

“Properties across the country are leaking hundreds of pounds every year through faulty boilers, draughty windows and insufficient insulation.

“By installing energy saving improvements we can help thousands of hard pressed consumers save energy and lower their bills.

Surrey is one of just 24 local authorities to be awarded a share of £88 million from the Government under the Green Deal Communities scheme.

The Green Deal is an ambitious and long-term Government initiative designed to upgrade the energy efficiency of our homes in Great Britain.  It can help people understand the energy saving improvements they can make to their home and decide how to pay for them.

Local Authorities will roll the scheme out on a street-by-street basis. They know their areas best and which streets and properties could most benefit from Green Deal to upgrade their energy efficiency.

Action Surrey is a Surrey-wide impartial energy advice centre working with council’s across the County to help residents save money on their energy bills, keep warm and reduce their environmental impact. Action Surrey manages a trusted a installer network. Grants and subsidies are available for a wide range of improvements including, loft and cavity wall insulation, boilers and renewable technology. Contact Action Surrey today on 0800 783 2503 or visit www.actionsurrey.org.

To find out more about the scheme please contact Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503 or go to www.actionsurrey.org.