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Home Support Grant

The Home Support Grant is a new grant scheme from Local Authorities helping applicants to remain independent in their home. Applicants who meet the income criteria and have savings of under £6,000 can apply for support to help with their home environment, security warmth and affordability and personal safety.

With grants of up to £5,000 available per household, residents will be able to access practical housing support that makes a positive impact on people’s lives and the local health economy.

The grant can support a number of necessary needs, including:

  • Supplying a cooker to a resident to help them own meals
  • Automatic flush for a toilet
  • Replacing failed or dangerous electrical wiring or gas piping
  • Window replacements
  • Installation of external security lights
  • Installation of basic central heating or replacement where the existing system is inadequate
  • Energy-efficient works such as loft insulation or insulation of hot water tanks and pipes
  • Installation of additional lighting to enable safer passage around the home

The Grant is not intended to fund works which are the responsibility of a landlord. However, funding may be considered being provided for tenants, for such works that a tenant is responsible for. Any application of this nature will require the property to remain available for rental for at least 12 months.

Residents in Blaby District, Oadby and Wigston, Harborough, Melton, Hinckley and Bosworth, North West Leicestershire can make an enquiry about eligibility for the grant by emailing completing the enquiry form below. Charnwood residents should head to www.charnwood.gov.uk

Please note: A Home visit will be required to confirm the applicants' eligibility (subject to a means test) and assistance will be subject to inspection.

 

Last updated 26 November 2019
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