Excitement for Being Greener
Excitement for Being Greener as Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths visits Welsh Government Warm Homes Scheme in Trowbridge, Cardiff.
Written by Fiona—
15 Feb, 2017
The visit coincides with the announcement that a further £104 million in funding will be made available over the next four years increasing the energy efficiency of up to 25,000 homes across Wales, helping to cut energy bills and improve the health and well-being of some of Wales’ most vulnerable households.
The Cabinet Secretary visited retired couple Mr and Mrs Foley who benefitted from the previous arbed funding investment of over £3.5 million, improving the energy efficiency of 373 homes in Trowbridge.
Talking about the project Mr and Mrs Foley said, “Not only does our home look lovely, but we have made over £200 worth of energy savings in just 6 months! The energy advice we have been given has been so helpful. Simple tips for everyday life. We are so grateful for the scheme.”
The Being Greener team are project managing the current scheme ensuring that local businesses will be awarded the contract to deliver the energy efficiency measures. The team are passionate about ensuring residents receive energy advice, employment, training opportunities as well as ensuring they are receiving all the benefits they are entitled to.
Melin Homes Chief Executive Paula Kennedy said, “We are thrilled with the announcement of further funding. Projects like these are vital to communities who are struggling with high energy costs and hard to heat homes. We have been honoured to deliver 35 energy efficiency schemes on behalf of the Welsh Government Warm Homes. We are looking forward to the future and how the Warm Homes programme will be delivered.”