Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is currently in a pilot project phase. The project came about as part of a grant call from the UK Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which would fund projects working to address barriers to develop a market for home retrofit. Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is the result of a grant bid by three partners in Oxfordshire: Low Carbon Hub, National Energy Foundation, and Retrofit Works. The bid was successful and so we are currently funded by BEIS for this pilot phase, allowing us to test and develop the business model until March 2021, when the intention is for Cosy Homes Oxfordshire to be ready to exist as its own entity.
During this pilot phase we are constantly working to monitor and improve the experience for our homeowner clients in order to keep learning and informing the eventual full-scale roll out of this retrofit service. Therefore, if you’ve registered your home with us we’d always love to hear your feedback – drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also working closely with our local community for the pilot phase. Particularly, we are working with 6-10 low carbon community groups across Oxfordshire who are keen to work in the home energy and retrofit space with their local members. Working with these groups has allowed us to roll out the service to those who have an existing understanding of the climate emergency. The groups have been busy sharing information about Cosy Homes Oxfordshire and home retrofit through their social media channels, newsletters, and events.