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By August 9th, 2022No Comments

22nd July 2022 - Competition Guidance is released for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund: Wave 2.

As promised, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released guidance for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.

The £800m two year scheme aims to install energy performance measures in social homes in England. It was developed as part of the 2021 Spending Review Settlement and will look to tackle fuel poverty, reduce carbon emissions, improve comfort in the home whilst also developing the retrofit sector and supporting the green economy.

What does the guidance say?

The guidance provides an overview of the key headlines of Social Housing Decarbonisation, outlines the differences between Phase one and Phase two, talks about the funding available, and also gives additional considerations and an indicative timescale.

The next key date to be aware of is early August, when BEIS intends to release Application forms, further FAQs, Grant Funding Agreements, Grant Offer Letters and Data Sharing Agreements. The competition is then set to launch at the end of August, closing 8 weeks after it launches.

To read the guidance, please click here.

What are the performance and delivery considerations?

These are as follows:
  • Homes must reach EPC rating C (with exceptions for F/G rated homes that cannot reach this level
  • Installers must be TrustMark accredited
  • PAS2035 must be used to ensure quality and safety

Feedback to the NIA’s response on Welsh Housing Quality Standard 2023

Thank you to those who have provided their feedback on the draft consultation response for the Welsh Housing Quality Standard 2023. The deadline for those who have yet to respond is 27th July 2022. Your feedback helps to shape and influence industry, and your input is much appreciated.

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