Category Archives: Funding

Heat Networks Delivery Unit Funding Round 3 now open for applications (May 2014)

FundingDECC announced on 12 May 2014 that the HNDU’s third funding round is now open.

The ‘funding available will support Local Authorities in overcoming early stage barriers to establishing Heat Networks…50 Local Authorities have been awarded over £4m funding through the first two rounds of the HNDU grant programme.’

DECC states ‘To request an application form email hndu@decc.gsi.gov.uk The closing date for receipt of Round 3 applications is 17.00 on Friday 27 June 2014. Round 4 is planned for late summer 2014.’

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Source: DECC, Heat Networks Delivery Unit: Funding application, 12 May 2014

DECC announces new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (May 2014)

FundingDECC announced on 1 May 2014 new cash incentives for householders installing energy efficiency improvements.

‘From June, people in England and Wales will be able to get up to £7600 back through a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund…’

DECC says ‘The scheme helps people to install energy efficiency measures such as solid wall insulation and new heating systems by providing them with money back on the contributions they make towards improvements.’

‘Domestic energy customers can get:

  • up to £1000 for installing two measures from an approved list; and/or
  • up to £6000 for installing solid wall insulation; and
  • up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment.

The scheme also entitles those who have brought a property in the 12 months prior to application to qualify for up to an additional £500 if they carry out energy efficiency improvements.’

Click here to see more details on the Fund

Source: DECC, £7600 to make your home more energy efficient. 1 May 2014

Funding ‘quadrupled’ for Green Deal Communities (April 2014)

FundingDECC announced on 2 April 2014 that ‘Local Authorities across the country are to receive a share of £88 million to help deliver the Government’s Green Deal home energy efficiency improvement programme.’

DECC said ‘The [Green Deal Communities] scheme will be rolled out on a street-by-street basis and will aim to help around 32,000 households install energy efficiency home improvements like solid wall insulation and new heating systems so that they have warm, more energy efficient homes and better control of their energy bills.’

Click here for the details and to see the list of local authorities who will receive a share of the funding

Source: DECC, Support for Local Authorities to keep homes warm and lower energy bills, 2 April 2014

DECC funding for heat network projects (March 2014)

FundingDECC announced on 26 March 20144 that ’24 local authorities across England and Wales have been awarded more than £2.1 million to support the development of heat network projects.’

These were ‘the latest round of successful projects through the Heat Networks Delivery Unit that will provide heating to local homes and businesses…using a range of low carbon technologies, including energy from waste or recovered heat taken from industry.’

‘The remaining pot of grant funding, worth £7m in total, will be allocated through subsequent funding rounds, running to March 2015.’

Click here to see the announcement in full

Source: DECC, Funding boost for low carbon heating, 26 March 2014

DECC Review (March 2014)

FundingDECC published the latest DECC Review on 17 March 2014.

The Review includes details on the Electricity Demand Reduction pilot ‘Call to registration’. Announced by Ed Davey in September 2013, ‘the pilot has at least £20 million available to support projects that deliver lasting reductions in electricity demand.’

The final pilot rules will be launched in June 2014. Interested bidders will be
asked to submit their applications by October 2014.

Click here to see the Review and details of the Pilot

Source: DECC, DECC Review, 17 March 2014