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Residents in England will warm their homes with 25 million pounds

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Staff writer ▼ | September 3, 2015
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Benefits   To tackle fuel poverty and keep bills low

More than 7,000 households across England benefit from £25 million worth of government funding to tackle fuel poverty and keep bills low.

The £25 million Central Heating Fund competition opened in March to local authorities across England asking for plans to support local people living in homes that are not connected to the gas grid.

Twenty projects across England have been awarded funding; these new and existing projects will deliver services to those who need it the most.

The result is that hardworking bill payers living in fuel poor households will have central heating installed for the first time. Once installed, central heating can help households save up to £1,000 a year as well as keeping their homes warm more effectively.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change received more than 80 proposals from more than 100 local authorities. The proposals were assessed on how they met the funding criteria which included value for money and how the plans would offer ongoing support to cut bills.

From autumn local councils will begin to install central heating systems in local fuel poor households.

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