Ryedale District Council is offering grants to eligible residents to improve their home with A-rated heating and insulation installs this winter.

The Ryedale Energy Saver offers grants for efficient boiler upgrades, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation to qualifying homeowners and private renting tenants.

Residents who receive certain benefits are likely to qualify for the scheme.

Plus, households with an annual income of under £30k may also be able to receive support if anyone living in the property is elderly, a pregnant woman, a young child or has health conditions that are made worse by the cold.

The scheme is being managed by Community Interest Company YES Energy Solutions on behalf of Ryedale District Council.

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director for Place and Resources at Ryedale District Council, said: “The Ryedale Energy Saver is an opportunity for residents to improve their home to reduce their energy bills and save money.

“We are encouraging residents to take up the offer to stay warm this winter in a healthy efficient home.

“By taking part in the scheme, residents will also contribute to our efforts to reduce carbon emissions throughout the district.”

If you think you may be eligible for the scheme, or know someone who could be, phone 01422 880 100.