Projects awarded funding under Local Authority Delivery scheme announced

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The Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme was launched in August 2020.

The £500 million Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Fund, a component of the Green Homes Grant, that aims to aims to upgrade around 50,000 homes, saving consumers money on their energy bills, while making it easier to keep their homes warm.

The £562 million government funding will enable over 200 local authorities across England and Scotland to fund a nationwide upgrade of the UK’s least energy efficient and fuel-poor homes.

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher commented on the announcement:  “The challenges involved in improving the energy efficiency of our homes and reducing carbon emissions are substantial.

“However, the investment being announced today, along with our Future Homes Standard, will help ensure that existing and newly built homes will be fit for the future, better for the environment and affordable for households to heat using low carbon energy.”

As part of the scheme, funding will go to every English region and Scotland, including:

  • Aberdeen City Council has been awarded £2.2 million to retrofit 100 homes, creating a decarbonised neighbourhood, with tougher wall insulation, new air-source heat pumps and solar panels, to keep residents powered through green energy through the winter months.
  • South Tyneside Council has been awarded £5.35 million of to provide a county-wide upgrade of 1,570 properties within the towns of South Shields, Hebburn and Jarrow and the villages of Boldon, Cleadon and Whitburn.
  • Leeds City Council has been awarded almost £10 million to retrofit up to 600 homes across the city-region. The One project from the local council will work with Better Homes Yorkshire and ENGIE Regeneration to upgrade 190 of these homes in the Holt Park area of Leeds, helping residents save up to 70% on their energy costs and supporting at least 45 local jobs.
  • Manchester City Council has been awarded £3.12 million to upgrade 164 homes across the city, supporting at least 65 local green jobs in plumbing, construction and engineering. They will work with One Manchester and E.ON to create the country’s first decarbonised neighbourhoods.

The Local Authority Delivery Scheme is being delivered in three phases:

  • Phase 1A: Grants of over £74 million were allocated for for 55 projects which will upgrade the energy efficiency of around 10,000 low-income households in over 100 local authorities across all areas in England by June 2021 .
  • Phase 1B: Around £126 million of funding has been allocated to 81 local authorities for delivery of energy efficiency projects by September 2021, aiming to upgrade around 15,000 homes. This includes consortium bids submitted by a lead local authority that cover energy efficiency upgrades across multiple geographically related local authorities.
  • Phase 2: Funding of £300 million has been allocated to the five Local Energy Hubs who will work with their regional local authorities to continue to deliver energy efficiency upgrades to up to 30,000 homes across England to those most in need, until December 2021.

Successful projects have also been announced for the £62 million Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator, which will explore innovative ways to deliver deep retrofits of social housing.

The full list of projects awarded funding under the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator is available on the government website.

The full list of projects awarded funding under the Local Authority Delivery scheme so far is available on the government website.