Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme provides £75 million of grant funding for the financial year 2021 to 2022. It will have a stronger focus on heat decarbonisation than Phase 1, in order to deliver greater carbon emission reductions. It will support the public sector in taking a ‘whole building’ approach when decarbonising their estates. Phase 2 key dates: Phase 2 opens to applications at 14:00 on 7 April 2021. It will close when sufficient high-quality applications have been submitted. Successful projects need to complete by 31 March 2022.
BEIS 29th March 2021 read more »
An additional £300 million of funding for domestic energy efficiency upgrades has been announced, marking an extension of the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant. It comes as the government confirms the voucher segment of the Green Homes Grant – which has been plagued with administrative problems – is to close early on 31 March 2021, following reports it would close this month. The extra £300 million in funding for green home upgrades will be spent on technologies such as solar and heat pumps, taking the total funding for energy efficiency and low carbon heating in 2021/22 to over £1.3 billion, with the remainder of the funding having been pledged through the decarbonisation fund.
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