HOMEOWNERS and landlords can apply for vouchers to make greener home improvements from today (September 30).

The Green Homes Grant Scheme allows Mendip residents to apply for up to £5,000 in vouchers to cover up to two-thirds of the cost of making their homes more energy efficient.

Low income households can apply for up to 100% of the funding, up to £10,000.

Cllr Richard Pinnock, portfolio holder for housing services said: “We’re eager for Mendip residents to make the most of this exciting scheme.

“Residents may be able to get affordable home improvements to have warmer homes, save money on energy bills whilst also contributing to reducing their carbon footprint.

“The scheme opens on Wednesday (30 September). Don’t miss out on this opportunity.”

The scheme covers home insulation, low-carbon heating, draught proofing, windows and doors and heating controls.

It is available for all owner-occupied homes, landlords of privately and socially rented properties, park home owners, as well as people on low-incomes.

Residents must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

To find out more about the scheme visit gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme