DECC reopens social housing low carbon heating fund

DECC has reopened its social housing funding for low carbon forms of heating installations in households across the nation. The announcement was made today as millions of pounds are still […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

DECC has reopened its social housing funding for low carbon forms of heating installations in households across the nation.

The announcement was made today as millions of pounds are still available for local authorities and housing associations to install biomass boilers, solar hot water panels and heat pumps in UK homes.

The news follows the social landlords competition earlier this year when the Government announced a £10million fund as part of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme for the installations.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “We have already awarded nearly £5million to 72 projects under this year’s scheme, helping householders stay warm this winter and move away from expensive old heating systems to new clean renewable ones.

“But the high value for money of the bids we have received to date means that there is still money up for grabs and I would urge social landlords across the nation to apply and take advantage of all this scheme has to offer.”

Local authorities and social housing associations can bid for funds up to around £156,000 and an additional funding of up to £2.5million will be provided.