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Insulation grants - are you eligible?

December 13, 2018

Insulation grants - are you eligible?

Did you know that there are thousands of homeowners around the Wellington region that are eligible for government-funded insulation grants, simply because of their address? In this blog post, we will help you check if you – or a friend or family member - are eligible to get your home insulated for just a few hundred dollars.

We are proud to be the sole provider of the new Warmer Kiwi Homes programme in Wellington City, which provides government insulation grants to eligible homeowners to help with the cost of home insulation.

In partnership with Wellington City Council, eligible homeowners in Wellington City can save 85% of the cost of their home insulation.

Who is eligible?

Here are the criteria below:

  1. First, you have to be the homeowner-occupier of a property built before 2008. No insulation grants for rental properties are available.
  2. Next, you have to meet at least ONE of the following two criteria:
    1. Have a Community Services Card or SuperGold combo card OR
    2. Own and live in a home in an area identified as lower-income

If you, or someone you know, owns their home and has a Community Services card, great! Please do get in touch

What is a lower-income area?

Deprivation 9 & 10 zones are areas identified by the Government as lower income. And there are lots of them. If you happen to own and live in a home in one of these areas, you are eligible for insulation grants under the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.

Since this programme started, we’ve spoken to hundreds of homeowners who had no idea they lived in these areas, and were therefore eligible for the insulation grants – even if they don’t have a Community Services Card.

After a free home assessment, a typical quote for their new home insulation after the Warmer Kiwi Homes funding and contribution from WCC is reduced from $2000 to just $300.

Where are the lower income areas?

We decided to do the legwork for you and put together this handy list of Wellington addresses that are in the lower income areas, and eligible for the funding. If you live in Newtown, Berhampore, Strathmore Park or Miramar, we highly recommend having a quick check to see if you are eligible below.

Due to the nature of the zones, often there are streets with just one side - or certain numbers - eligible. We know it can be confusing, so please feel free to give us if you just want to double check – 0508 78 78 24

So without further ado, here it is! Good luck!

Strathmore Park

  • Wharekauri St
  • Kekerenga St (Odds)
  • Raukawa St
  • Bunker Way
  • Nuku St
  • Rahui St
  • Taiaroa St
  • Tukanae St (even numbers)
  • Ngatiapa St
  • Sidlaw St (even numbers from 2 - 34)
  • Strathmore Ave (even numbers from 2 to 80)

Miramar

  • The Quadrant (Even numbers)
  • Tahi St (Odd numbers)
  • Byron St (Even numbers)
  • Booth St
  • Tauhinu Rd (Odd numbers from 61 – 137 & even numbers from 130- 144)
  • Rotherham Terrace (Even numbers from 2 – 32)
  • Rex St (Odd numbers from 3-29)
  • Miramar North Road (Odd numbers from 85 – 143)
  • Darlington Rd (Even numbers from 190 – 206)

Newtown

  • Constable St (Even numbers from 2 – 78 & odd numbers from 3 – 47)
  • Riddiford St (Even numbers from 236 – 262)
  • Daniell St (Even numbers from 38 – 68 & odd numbers from 123 – 149 & 165 – 193)
  • Owen St (Even numbers from 88 – 96 & 132 – 158 & 170 – 226)
  • Cardall St (Even numbers)
  • Horner St
  • Wilson St (Even numbers from 2 – 32 & odd numbers from 19 – 31)
  • Newtown Ave (Odd numbers)
  • Russell Terrace (Even numbers from 2 – 52)
  • Mansfield St (Odd numbers from 259 – 305 & even numbers from 302 - 320)
  • Rhodes St (Even numbers from 2-20)
  • Wingate Terrace
  • Lawrence St (Odd numbers from 7 – 27)
  • Regent Street (Odd numbers)

Berhampore

  • Lavaud St (Even numbers 2-38 & odd 57 - 65)
  • Waripori St (Even numbers from 2 – 36 & odd numbers from 59-73)
  • Rintoul St (Odd 99- 169 & 251 – 297)
  • Chatham St (Even numbers)
  • Adelaide Road (Odd numbers from 443 – 457 & 493 – 533 & 543 - 559)
  • Dawson St (Odd numbers)
  • Edinburgh Terrace (Even numbers from 46 – 64)
  • Luxford Street ( Even numbers from 16 – 40)
  • Cowan Place

Kilbirnie

  • Kemp St (Odd numbers from 1 – 35 & 65 – 87)
  • Rongotai Rd (Odd numbers from 1 – 55 & 127 – 147 then Even numbers from 102 – 122)
  • Kilbirnie Crescent (Even numbers 68 – 76 & 94 – 112)
  • Ross St (Even numbers 2-38)
  • Evans Bay Parade (Odd numbers from 605 – 639)
  • Mahora St (Odd numbers from 1 – 35)
  • Tully St (Even numbers 2-16)

Maupuia

  • Maupuia Rd (Odd numbers from 115 – 157 & even numbers from 120 - 136)
  • Akaroa Drive (Even numbers from 2 – 30 and odd numbers from 91 – 113)
  • Waiwera Crescent (Even numbers from 2 – 16)

Mt Cook

  • Hopper Street (Odd numbers)
  • Rolleston St (Odd numbers from 7 – 25)
  • Wallace St (Even numbers from 32 – 44)
  • Hargreaves St (Even numbers from 6 - 16)

Wilton

  • Berkshire Ave
  • Hampshire Ave
  • Shropshire Ave
  • Wilton Rd (Even numbers from 162 - 222)

Island Bay

  • Trent Street (Even numbers from 4 – 44)
  • Brighton St (Even numbers from 43 – 42)
  • The Parade (Odd numbers from 327 – 335)

Kelburn

  • Fairlie Terrace (Even numbers from 58 - 90)

There we go! Quite the list of homes. If your property is on this list, then congratulations, you're eligible for the insulation grants! Please give us a call on 0508 78 78 24, or fill out this contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.

Know anyone who owns their home on any of these streets? I'm sure they'd appreciate the heads up - it's not every day you could save someone thousands of dollars...

Please bear in mind though that there is only limited funding available under the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme. We recommend getting in touch as soon as possible so as not to miss out.

 





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