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Social Housing Decarbonisation Funding bid success

Tuesday 2 February 2022

A number of our customers will soon be benefitting from improved energy efficiency, following the award of a grant from the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). 

Beyond Housing joined a consortium, led by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, in submitting a successful bid to Wave 1 of the national scheme, through which around 20,000 social housing homes which do not currently reach the Energy Performance Certificate C rating will be upgraded to increase thermal efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.  

The £2.6 million SHDF grant award from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, supported by additional match funding of £2.25 million from partners, including Beyond Housing, will help to deliver necessary improvements to 231 homes across the Tees Valley region. 

A total of 60 homes, located across our communities in the Redcar and Scarborough areas, will have energy-saving external wall insulation fitted, ensuring they will be suitable for the installation of clean heating systems in the future. Five properties, which currently have inefficient electric heating systems in place, will be fitted with new air source heat pumps straight away. 

These exciting works are expected to be completed before spring 2023. 

Tess Dennison, Beyond Housing Asset Sustainability Manager, said: 

“This is hopefully the beginning of more waves of funding that will help Beyond Housing to improve the energy efficiency of our homes and take a step towards reaching our ambitious 2050 net zero carbon target.” 

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