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Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Helping deliver much-needed energy efficiency improvements

The securing of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund grant funding Wave 1 and 2, is to support local authority and social housing providers Retrofit projects “delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackling fuel poverty, and supporting green jobs.”

In 2023, we achieved a significant milestone by successfully implementing retrofit measures in over 500 social homes under Wave 1 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund program, with a total expenditure of £6.4 m. This marked just the beginning of our commitment to improving energy efficiency in social housing.

Under Wave 2, we're thrilled to announce an expansion of our efforts, with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) securing an additional £17.7 million in grant funding. This funding will enable us to implement fabric-first retrofit measures in 2076 properties across the region by September 2025, further contributing to reduced fuel bills and carbon emissions.

The allocation of this funding represents an important opportunity for West Midlands-based registered providers of social housing to deliver more much-needed energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

Each property is expected to be improved to at least Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C through the programme, helping tenants with fuel bills, making homes warmer and more comfortable and reducing CO2 emissions.

These ambitious projects are managed by our dedicated Energy Capital team, ensuring compliance with the rigorous PAS 2035 standard. Through ongoing support and guidance, we're committed to assisting our consortium partners in delivering energy performance enhancements to many more homes across the region.

Our services encompass:

• Project management support and grant administration
• Reporting and compliance assurance
• Training
• PAS 2035 compliance and retrofit technical support

Energy Capital contacts

Rob Johnson, Retrofit Consortium Manager

Richard Griffin, Retrofit Technical Standards Manager

Katia Kyriakou-Johnson, Energy Projects Officer