Funding for greener social housing

Social housing providers have the chance to bid for a share of a £160 million cash injection through the government's "Social Housing Decarbonisation fund" to make major energy-efficient improvements to their housing stock. This is part of the wider £9 billion commitment to increase the energy efficiency of homes, schools and hospitals – driving forward the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution.

The press release states: "In total, through this first wave of funding, up to 38,000 of the UK’s worst energy-performing social housing properties – with energy performance certificate (EPC) ratings of D or below – will have the chance to receive vital energy efficiency upgrades, including installation of insulation and more energy efficient doors, windows and heating systems."

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