Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP): overview and how to apply

An overview of the HNIP funding scheme and how to apply.

The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) is a government funding programme that aims to:

  • increase the number of heat networks being built
  • deliver carbon savings
  • help create the conditions necessary for a sustainable heat network market to develop

HNIP will provide £320 million of capital funding to gap fund heat network projects in England and Wales.

The scheme is open to the public, private and third sectors.

HNIP funding awards

Details of the projects that have been awarded HNIP funding are available on our delivery partner’s website, Triple Point Heat Networks Investment management.

Apply for funding

Find out how to apply for funding.

About the scheme

Progress reports

Pilot scheme (2016 to 2017)

The HNIP pilot ran from October 2016 to March 2017. We have incorporated the lessons learned into the design of the main scheme.

Published 21 December 2018
Last updated 18 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Heat Networks Round 3 funding announced.

  2. Note about HNIP Round 1 results added.

  3. Heat Networks Infrastructure Project (HNIP): decision review process added.

  4. First published.