Press release

Another £5m for social landlords to install renewable heat

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57 social landlords across Great Britain have been awarded a share of £5 million to get more renewable heating into the homes of tenants.

57 social landlords across Great Britain have been awarded a share of £5 million to get more renewable heating into the homes of tenants, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has announced today.

The 57 winners will use the cash to install a range of renewable heating kit in social homes. The landlords have been awarded the funding from a second round of this year’s Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) Social Landlords competition.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:

“The coalition is absolutely determined to help hard working families with the rising cost of living.

“Renewable heating kit like heat pumps and biomass boilers can help keep homes warm and bills down, so it’s great that social landlords will be getting cash to help get over 2,100 renewable heating technologies into the homes of their tenants.”

Applications were received from a number of social landlords wanting to install different technologies. The winning projects are:

East Midlands (5)

  • East Midlands Housing Association
  • Longhurst & Havelok Homes
  • North West Leicestershire
  • South Holland District Council
  • Spire Homes

East of England (6)

  • Colchester Borough Homes
  • Havebury Housing Group
  • Norwich City Council
  • South Cambridgeshire
  • Tendring District Council
  • Welwyn Hatfield

London (2)

  • Old Ford Housing Association
  • English Rural Housing Association

North East England (2)

  • Northumberland County Council
  • Teesdale Housing

North West England (9)

  • City West
  • Helena Partnerships
  • One Vision Housing
  • Places for People
  • Progress Housing Group
  • Ribble Valley Homes
  • Two Castles
  • Weaver Vale Housing
  • Wigan & Leigh Housing

Scotland (4)

  • Aberdeen Housing Partnership
  • Ayrshire Housing
  • Highland Council
  • Link Group Limited

South East England (8)

  • Amicus Horizon
  • Golding Homes
  • Island Cottages
  • Moat Homes
  • Red Kite Community Housing
  • Southern Housing Group
  • Town & Country Housing
  • Wealden District Council
  • Wokingham Borough Council

South West England (8)

  • Coastline Housing Limited
  • Magna West Somerset Housing
  • Merlin Housing
  • Selwood Housing 1
  • Selwood Housing 2
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Teign Housing
  • Yarlington Housing Group

Wales (6)

  • Charter Housing
  • Flintshire County Council
  • North Wales Housing
  • Tai Ceredigion
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Wales & West Housing

West Midlands (5)

  • Bromford Housing
  • Cannock Chase District Council
  • Shropshire Rural Housing Association
  • Trident Housing
  • Wrekin Housing

Bids were reviewed by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and assessed by a panel chaired by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) which included representatives from the Scottish and Welsh Governments. Bids were scored on a range of criteria including value for money, fuel to be replaced, additional energy efficiency measures to be installed and plans to work with local communities.

The winning projects offer the best value for money and mix of renewable heat technologies to be installed. Projects will need to be completed and claims made to the EST by 30 June 2014.

Notes for editors:

  1. More details on the RHPP scheme