Tenant Improvement Grant
The Tenant Improvement Grant (TIG) is available to all Dacorum Borough Council tenants and leaseholders. It aims to give our tenants and leaseholders the opportunity to make small improvements within their environment. TIG, which offers funding up to £5,000, is all about helping our tenants and leaseholders to step forward with their ideas to improve their communal areas, health and wellbeing, and to build stronger communities, Find out more about the Tenant Improvement Grant.
Disabled Facility Grants and help with relocation costs
Grant aid is available for property adaptations for occupants with disabilities.
The Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) / Accessible Homes Grant
This grant is available to owners or tenants of properties (including those of permanent residential mobile homes) that are, or will be, occupied by a person with a disability, who requires adaptation work to the property. There are specific types of adaptation works that can be included within the scope of this grant that generally will allow the disabled person safe access into and around the property, to be able to get to the main rooms, and to be able to use the essential facilities where necessary.
The rules relating to these grants are set by legislation and guidance issued by the Government and are subject to the Government's financial means test to see if you qualify on financial grounds, or if you would have a contribution to pay towards the cost of any works.
We are only able to consider adaptations with a recommendation from an Occupational Therapist from Hertfordshire County Council's Adult Care Team. To arrange for an assessment of your needs, please call the team on Freephone 0300 1234 042.
Financial help with moving costs
In certain agreed circumstances, tenants may be given financial help to move:
- If you are a DBC tenant and wish to move to a smaller home, you can apply for our Help to Move scheme
- If you are in receipt of certain means-tested benefits, you may be entitled to a Discretionary Housing Payment
There are a number of Government-backed schemes available to help you install energy efficiency measures in your home.
To enquire about the grants available to you, contact our Home Energy Conservation Officer. Call 01442 228338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energy company-funded grants
Free or discounted home energy improvements are available for eligible households (Homeowners, Leaseholders and Private Tenants):
- Loft and cavity wall insulation
- Heating and hot water repairs
For more information, please call Yorkshire Energy Services on 01422 880100.
Do you have an open chimney?
You could save energy with a free device that sits in your chimney to stop draughts.
The device is called a Chimella and they are available through a National Energy Saving Trial. (Please note: eligibility criteria applies.)
If you are interested, please call 020 3787 4091 or email email@example.com.
Energy Saving Trust
The Energy Saving Trust website has a range of useful information, including energy-saving products, home improvements, and advice on generating your own energy.
Utility trusts and schemes to help with water and energy debt
Utility trusts and schemes may be able to help with water and energy debt, if you meet their qualifying criteria.
For more information, please visit the British Gas Energy Trust website.