Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF): guidance on how to apply

Capital grant support is available for the development of new and existing low and zero-carbon heat networks: this page contains guidance and details of how to apply via Triple Point.

Applies to England


Appendix 2: Minimum line items for techno-economic models provided to GHNF (ODS)

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The Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) is a capital grant fund that will support:

  • the commercialisation and construction of new low and zero carbon (LZC) heat networks (including the supply of cooling)
  • the retrofitting and expansion of existing heat networks

It aims to develop and grow the heat network market and to address some of the challenges of decarbonising the UK’s heat sector. Find out more about heat networks.


The GHNF is open to organisations in the public, private and third sectors in England.

Individuals, households and sole traders cannot apply.


You can apply for funding that could be drawn down in financial years 2023-2024 through to 2026-2027.

How to apply

Round 7 is open.

The guidance for applicants includes full details of available support, scheme criteria and application process.

Read the guidance and submit your applications for Round 7 by 23 February 2024.

For further information, email the GHNF delivery partner, Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management at or visit the Triple Point Green Heat Networks Fund page.


The GHNF, launched in 2022, is a core element of the government’s Heat Network Transformation Programme (HNTP) and follows on from the progress and development made by the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) and the 2021 Green Heat Network Fund Transition Scheme.

The GHNF is led by a third-party delivery partner, Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management, which is led by Triple Point and supported by AECOM, Asteros Advisers, Amberside Advisors, Gemserv and Lux Nova. Find out more about the Delivery Partner and resources.

Further support for heat networks

Heat Networks Delivery Unit

The Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) provides support to local authorities in England and Wales through the early stages of heat network development, including:

  • heat mapping
  • energy master planning
  • techno-economic feasibility
  • detailed project development

Heat Network Efficiency Scheme

The Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) provides grant funding for existing operational district heating networks and communal heating systems. It part-funds installation of targeted and cost-effective measures to deliver performance improvements, and optimisation study projects to identify such measures.

Published 4 March 2022
Last updated 3 November 2023 + show all updates
  1. Round 7 is now open. It closes to applications on 23 February 2024. We have updated the guidance for applicants.

  2. Round 6 guidance is now available; the Round will close to applications on 29 September 2023.

  3. GHNF Round 5 has closed. We will publish revised guidance this summer which will provide details of Round 6 dates.

  4. Round 5 of the Green Heat Networks Fund is open to applications.

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  6. Round 4 now open to applications.

  7. Guidance updated for Round 3 of the Green Heat Network Fund.

  8. Round 2 documents added.

  9. Submission dates for future application rounds confirmed in guidance and scheme overview; the submission deadline for Round 1 remains the same. In the guidance, we have corrected an error in the eligible costs relating to recovery of VAT. Our cookie policy has been included in the privacy notice.

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