The UK Government has launched a new £160m fund to support social housing providers in making properties more energy efficient. Called the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, the scheme will allocate grants to those managing social housing properties with energy performance certificate (EPC) ratings of ‘D’ or below. There are 1.6 million such properties in the UK and, in the first instance, the Fund will support retrofitting at up to 38,000 properties. Energy efficiency upgrades covered by the scheme include fitting new heating systems, energy-efficient doors and windows and insulation. Bids will need to be filed by social housing operators or councils before 15 October and applicants will hear back in early 2022.
Edie 23rd Aug 2021 read more »