Summary: As the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) opens to applications, Kensa is urging local authorities and housing associations in England to act now and bid for a portion of the £160m available in 2021/22 to install highly efficient, low-carbon ground source heat pumps to tackle climate change and protect their tenants from fuel poverty.
- There is an 8-week application window for the first wave of SHDF funding bids, beginning on 23rd August and ending on 15th October.
- To help capitalise on this opportunity, Kensa Contracting will be delivering free CPD sessions showcasing the benefits of ground source heat pumps in social housing with large-scale retrofit case studies and demonstrating how the technology is eligible under the scheme. Local authorities are invited to register interest here.
- Ieman Barmarki, Director of Low Carbon Partnerships at Kensa Contracting, says: “We are very pleased to see ground source heat pumps included as a measure in this funding scheme which will help local authorities replace fossil fuel heating systems and deliver warm, energy-efficient homes whilst reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills.”