A NEW fund to help residents warm up their homes has been launched.

Richmondshire District Council scheme will help residents install insulation, new A-rated boilers, and first-time central heating for free.

It will help qualifying residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their fuel bills – and focus on householders who have high energy bills in relation to their income.

The ECO Flex Energy Improvement Scheme funding is made up of a £52,00 grant from the district council and fund secured by YES Energy Solutions from major energy companies through the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme.

Residents can qualify for funding through a range of criteria, which includes receiving means tested benefits or being on a low household income with high energy bills. Elderly residents, those with a young family, pregnant women or residents with a health condition made worse by the cold, could also qualify for funding.

Call YES Energy Solutions on 01422-880100.