Tackling Fuel Poverty

We’re helping almost 1,200 households across the Leeds City Region lower their energy bills and heat their homes more efficiently through our Growth Deal-funded Tackling Fuel Poverty programme.

In partnership with the LEP, we’ve invested £6m into the scheme to improve insulation and heating in homes in Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Over the next 42 years, it is estimated that households under the scheme will save almost £10m combined in heating bills or almost £195 per household, per year on average.

In addition to money and carbon savings – calculated to be 31,500 tonnes over the lifetime of the insulation – 215 local jobs will also be supported by using local contractors.

The Tackling Fuel Poverty Programme and related projects are delivered through Better Homes Yorkshire, the only Council backed energy efficiency and heating provider in the Leeds City Region

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Project Lead

 

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

District/ Area

Leeds City Region

 

Business case summary

Link here

 

Funding

£6 million Leeds City Region Growth Deal

 

Project Status

Delivery

 

Start and end dates

June 2016 – March 2019

 

Delivery partners

Engie Regeneration through the Better Homes Yorkshire programme

 

Other funders

Customer contributions, Council match, EON are providing Energy Company Obligation funding

 

Get in touch (contact information)

 

0800 597 1500

 

Vicky Dumbrell