National Grid and Community Interest Company, Affordable Warmth Solution (AWS) have launched the bidding process for a new £150m Warm Homes Fund (WHF) designed to support local authorities, registered social landlords and other organisations working in partnership with them, to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households.
The WHF is a £150million fund administered by AWS across England, Wales and Scotland, primarily designed to address some of these issues by incentivising the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. It is envisaged that this fund will be used to supplement local strategic plans and other funds available.
Who can apply?
local authorities (LAs)
registered social landlords (RSLs)
other parties such as community groups, charitable organisations and private landlords would need to be part of a bid from a LAs or RSLs
Joint bids from LAs and RSLs, supported by their partners, are encouraged where there is a clear benefit from doing so e.g. to share a project management team, to benefit from economies of scale in procurement or to encourage wider learning. One party will need to be designated as the lead and will be responsible for completing the application form. The funding will be paid directly to the lead name on the bid.
To learn more about what WHF are looking for in applications a regional event is being held on Tuesday 5 December 2018 at The Park Inn, Cardiff.
For further information please visit the AWS website.