Energy firm, E.ON, has launched a recruitment campaign to support Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s delivery of the Green Homes Grant scheme.
E.ON welcomes the Government’s recently announced reallocation of funding to local authorities to deliver the Green Homes Grant. The firm is working with council partners across England as part of the scheme including in Greater Manchester, providing low carbon heating and energy efficiency improvements for as many as 4,400 eligible households, completely free of charge.
To deliver the work, the energy firm has announced it will create 100 new roles nationwide; new roles include positions in the administration of the various projects such as planning, customer support and project management, as well as the more specific technical positions including electrical installers, roofers, Gas Safe assessors and Health and Safety support. E.ON also expects its supply chain partners and sub-contractors to see similar growth as they support the projects.
Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, said:
Given the success of the LAD scheme, and the fact it is oversubscribed, we welcome the Government’s announcement of an extra £300 of funding to this programme. By reallocating this funding from the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme we can make sure some of that untapped demand is picked up, helping even more people around the country.
“By working with local authority partners, we are delivering new investment in energy efficiency, driving the creation of new jobs, creating better homes and reducing energy bills along the way. Not only is that good for helping the UK to meet its net zero climate change targets, it is also one of the most effective ways to kick-start the economy and begin to build back better.”
About the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme
Contracts already underway, in the North East and North West of England and across the Midlands, will give customers about £30 million of lifetime bill savings, reducing carbon emissions by around 220,000 tonnes – the equivalent of taking 50,000 cars off the road each year.
The Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme allows lower income homeowners to claim up to £10,000 of funding to carry out home improvements to increase their home’s energy efficiency and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide it produces.
Under the scheme, eligible households – with an annual income of lower than £30,000 and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) energy efficiency rating of D or lower – can apply for 100% of the costs of installing insulation, solar panels and low carbon heating in their homes, up to a maximum of £10,000.
It is not necessary to be an E.ON energy customer to access the scheme.