NEST fuel poverty scheme

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NEST is the Welsh Government’s fuel poverty scheme. It is available to everyone in Wales. NEST aims to tackle the number of households in fuel poverty and make Welsh homes warmer and more fuel-efficient places to live.

Am I eligible to NEST fuel poverty scheme?

Thanks to NEST fuel poverty scheme, you may be eligible to receive home improvements at no cost to you, to help make your home warmer and reduce the cost of your energy bills.

NEST fuel poverty scheme is available to householders who are in receipt of means tested benefits and privately own or are privately renting a domestic property. The domestic property must have an energy efficiency rating of F or G (poor energy efficiency).

Homes are assessed individually to determine which energy efficiency measures are needed and will be most effective (i.e.: insulation, draught proofing and boiler replacement).The energy saving measures will be implemented by British Gas who is the Nest partner for the scheme.

All households are able to receive a minimum 40% grant towards the cost of installing loft and/or cavity wall insulation. Some homes can receive a 100% grant!

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