£82m secured to upgrade and retrofit low-income homes in the Midlands
24 December 2021
The Midlands Energy Hub has coordinated a bid to secure more than £82m of Government funding through the Sustainable Warmth competition.
The grants from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be used to carry out a range of improvements on 6,500 homes owned by low-income families in the Midlands.
As part of the consortium bid for the Sustainable Warmth competition, Nottingham City Council has secured more than £6m of funding for Nottingham projects. The grants will be used to deliver a variety of home improvements to almost 700 homes across the city, including insulation, renewable energy from solar panels and low carbon heat pumps.
“With 35% of the city’s carbon emissions coming from domestic properties, having the funding to commit to projects like these is integral to reaching Nottingham’s target to be the first carbon neutral city in the country by 2028. I’m delighted that more funding has been secured to carry on this vital work which will make homes feel warmer and more comfortable, as well as drastically reducing bills and our carbon footprint.”Councillor Sally Longford, Nottingham City Council Deputy Leader