RESIDENTS in Andover are being reminded that they could be eligible for up to £25,000 worth of energy efficiency improvements.

Residents who have a combined household income of less than £30,000 and don’t use gas to heat their homes, could be eligible for the improvements at no extra cost to them.

Test Valley Borough Council have taken to Facebook to issue a reminder to residents about the scheme.

They posted: "If you have a combined household income of less than £30,000 and don’t use gas to heat your home, you could be eligible for up to £25,000 worth of energy efficiency improvements - at no cost to you.

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"If your home is heated by gas but meets the above eligibility criteria, you could still be eligible for up to £10,000 worth of upgrades."

The fully-funded government scheme is supplied by City Energy which has secured £2m of Sustainable Warmth Fund (SWF) government funding in the Test Valley to deliver home energy efficiency improvements, such as insulation, low carbon heating and solar PV.

Grant funding is available under this scheme for households that have a gross annual income of less than £30,000  or are in receipt of an eligible benefit. Their home must also have an energy efficiency rating of D, E, F or G.

The news comes after a year where the cost-of-living crisis has hit people hard across the country and for residents in Andover the situation is no different.

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As previously reported Test Valley Borough Council’s own £50,000 Cost of Living Grant scheme has given a boost to 17 groups and organisations across the borough so far, including schools, churches and a library, and there’s almost £30,000 still left in the pot.

Smannell Field School in Andover is among those who have received funding after being awarded £1,000 for their breakfast club. Meanwhile, St Mary’s Church in Andover picked up £2,400 for debt and money management support and Romsey baby bank ‘Baby Necessities’ has been given £1,000 for a bed poverty campaign.

Applications for the energy improvement scheme close on Saturday, December 31 so there is still some time left to apply.

For more information and to apply visit