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What is the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund?

Does your project support the decarbonisation of social housing in Scotland? Find out how the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund can help.

The Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund, owned by the Scottish Government, supports the decarbonisation of social housing in Scotland as part of the Low
Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). It is available to registered social landlords and local authorities in Scotland.

The funding is designed to speed the rollout of energy efficient, low carbon heat provision across social housing projects in Scotland. It is part of the Scottish Government’s ambitions to achieve net zero emissions by 2045.

Who is eligible?

This scheme is open to ESCos, registered social landlords and local authorities in Scotland. Projects will be required to complete installation and commissioning by 30 November 2021. 50% match funding is needed, of which 30% SG loan funding can be requested and a minimum of 20% capital investment or agreed private financing is required.

Some of the technologies sponsored include heat pumps; biomass; thermal storage; battery storage; and solar panels. Funding is offered in the form of one-off grants. Applicants for funding may be required to provide additional information on previous energy efficiency projects undertaken. Projects need to provide a reduction in energy bills for their tenants.

 

How we can help

Centrica Business Solutions can help you with accessing the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund to implement larger scale heat-related carbon reduction and  energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures.

£20m
Funding available.
Nov-21
Date by which project installation and commissioning must be completed.