Private sector housing grants and loans
Certain grants and loans may be available through the Council's Financial Assistance Policy for Private Sector Housing Repair and Improvement. All grants and loans are means tested, except for Disabled Facilities Grant for a disabled child.
The following financial assistance is available to home owners within the district:
Home Regeneration Assistance
A mixture of grants and loans to make dwellings free from Category 1 (more serious) hazards and to bring them up to Decent Homes Standards. For persons who have owned and occupied the dwelling for at least 2 years. 50% loans may be available for landlords to bring dwellings up to the standard required for inclusion in a Landlord or Student House Accreditation Scheme.
Energy Efficiency Assistance
A mixture of grants and loans to assist vulnerable persons and families to insulate and adequately heat their homes. More information on energy efficiency grants.
Home Repairs Assistance
Grant to assist persons on an income-related benefit carry out works to their home necessary to alleviate harm to health or remedy security problems.
Staying Put Scheme
Grant to help elderly or infirm occupiers of dwellings who are also in receipt of an income-related benefit carry out repairs or improvements to their homes in order to assist them to remain in their own homes and to live comfortably
Disabled Facilities Grants
Mandatory grants for people with a disability to make adaptations to their home (including mobile homes and houseboats) to enable them to:
- move freely into and around the dwelling and enjoy the use of the dwelling and the facilities and amenities within it. i.e. reasonable access to the home and the living room, bedroom, bathroom or shower room in which there are suitable facilities for washing and/or showering;
- make a dwelling or building safe for a disabled occupant;
- provide a room or provide access to a room used or usable for sleeping;
- provide suitable toilet and washing, bathing or showering facilities;
- facilitate the preparation and cooking of food;
- adapt heating, lighting and power installations for the benefit of a disabled person.
The grant is subject to the government's prescribed "Test of Financial Resources" (Means Test) which is used to calculate the applicant's contribution (if any). The maximum grant cannot exceed £30,000.
In addition to the Mandatory Grant, the Council will consider awarding Discretionary Grants or Loans for other related works, or to "top up" the Mandatory Grant to meet [some] additional costs.
The Council has to consult with Warwickshire County Council Adult Health & Community Services, (Occupational Therapists) as to what works are necessary and appropriate and then has to decide whether the works recommended are reasonable and practicable. In the first instance, persons who wish to apply for a grant should contact Warwickshire County Council Customer Service Centre on 01926 410410 or via email at: email@example.com to request an assessment be completed.
They will ask you about the difficulties you are experiencing and will arrange for an Occupational Therapist to call at your home, if appropriate.
Request a housing grant
Download a request for housing assistance form (Word doc). Return the completed form to
Private Sector Housing
Warwick District Council
PO Box 2175 Riverside House
Royal Leamington Spa
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