Marietta, GA Level 2
Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a good week?
A couple of weeks ago, Airbnb announced a scheme for hosts to improve the energy efficiency of the holiday accommodation and to apply for a grant to help with certain energy saving measures. I haven't heard anything at all, has anyone been contacted by either Airbnb or an approved contractor?
I actually just searched the scheme in 'Help' and it says applications are now being accepted until the 31st January, so perhaps that explains the delay.
Hi Ruth, and everyone else who has applied for this. Anyone heard anything yet? I have tried chasing it up, in vain (no response).
I watched the same webinar and filled in the form, but haven't heard anything. I did contact Airbnb by phone by they assured me if I have applied I would hear in due course. It's a bit disconcerting though, as I would like a bit more reassurance that I am not waiting in vain. I wonder if you have heard anything yet?
Does anyone know how we apply for this grant? Is this a grant from Airbnb or are they simply providing information on existing government schemes?
After the initial webinar, it's a bit unclear what the next step is on the process or how to ask more questions. I have no idea whether this is a grant from Airbnb now or if they are just providing information on a gov scheme. From the webinar, I got the impression that it would be from Airbnb....
@Huma0 If you go to Airbnb help and search for the scheme you should find the way to apply for the first stage. The second stage is where we are stuck at present.
Thanks for the heads up.
I used to work for the Energy Saving Trust. It was many years ago, but I have some contacts still, so I could see if I can find out any info on this.
So, as I understand it, people have filled in the online form but not heard anything back since? It says that there would be a follow up email on 22nd November. There is no date mentioned RE the follow up for hosts who fill in the form after 22nd November though...
I contacted Airbnb but they have assured me that if I have filled in the initial form we will be contacted......
Not too keen on the waiting game though!
Sorry, that's not what I meant.
What I meant was that, if the form was filled in before 22nd November, a follow up should have already been sent by now...
But, if you fill in the form after that (doesn't specify that the 22nd is a deadline), when would you expect to hear back?
I suppose it doesn't matter if no one is hearing back anyway...
Not yet - I filled in the google form but haven't heard anything since. did you get the link to the form?