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HOMEOWNERS across the borough are being urged to apply for funding from the council to help keep their homes warm.

Dudley Council has received £164,000 from the government’s Fuel Poverty Health Booster Fund, which aims to help fuel poor homes to stay warm for less.

The funding given out by the council will enable qualified householders to apply to have new central heating boilers installed, loft and cavity wall insulation and draught proofing fitted.

John Millar, acting strategic director for economy, environment and housing, said: “Fuel Poverty and health conditions made worse from living in a cold home are a real concern in Dudley, and something we have been working very hard to address.

“We are thrilled to receive this funding from Department for Energy and Climate Change. It will have a real impact for some of Dudley’s most vulnerable residents to help them achieve an affordable warmer home.”

To qualify for funding applicants must own their home, live in Dudley borough, be in receipt of certain benefits and a member of the household must have a long term health condition.

To apply, call Dudley Council’s energy advice line on 01384 817086.