£6m renewable heat fund for social landlords

Social landlords can now put in their bids for a share of funding worth £6 million for renewable heating in tenants’ homes across Britain. Part of the extended Renewable Heat […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Social landlords can now put in their bids for a share of funding worth £6 million for renewable heating in tenants’ homes across Britain.

Part of the extended Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme, the project will help registered providers of social housing install heat pumps, solar thermal panels and biomass boilers.

It will be run by the Energy Saving Trust and the bids will be judged on a range of criteria including value for money, fuel to be replaced, additional energy efficiency measures to be installed and plans to work with local communities.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “This new investment in renewable heat projects will enable social landlords across Great Britain to get innovative renewable heating kit into the homes of their social tenants. This will help save money on energy bills and provide low carbon alternatives to traditional heating systems.”

Social landlords already allocated money under previous rounds of this competition are eligible to apply for further funding for new projects. The first round of successful bidders will be announced this summer.