Funding To Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales)

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Affordable Warmth Solutions
28 August, 2018

The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million fund funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. Running over 3-years and providing capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This can include:

•    Condensing Gas
•    Oil and LPG boilers
•    Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps
•    Bio Mass Boilers; etc.

The Fund is open to bids from local authorities, housing associations and their partners and is split in to three categories focusing on urban, rural and health-related solutions.

This funding round will focus on rural homes and communities – some of the most severely fuel poor households are those without a mains gas connection in rural locations. 

Successful proposals will highlight:

•    The number of fuel poor households supported
•    Strategic fit with the Governments Fuel Poverty Strategy
•    Value for money
•    The benefit created i.e. energy efficiency increases and bill savings
•    Strength of delivery plans, project management and assurance of delivery.

The closing date for applications is 28th September 2018.

Useful Documents:
Application Form
Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.affordablewarmthsolutions.org.uk/warm-homes-fund/overview
 

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