Mayor of London unveils £51m to retrofit homes in the capital
04 December 2021
Sadiq Khan has committed £51m as part of a “retrofit revolution” to improve the energy performance of homes in the city.
The Mayor has secured a record £40.2m in Sustainable Warmth funding from the government to upgrade 3,200 fuel poor homes from Spring 2022. This will be delivered through the Warmer Homes scheme, offering grants of up to £20,000 for heating, insulation and ventilation to low-income homeowners and renters.
It’s estimated that over 15 per cent of London’s population are fuel poor, meaning the capital has the 3rd highest proportion of residents living in fuel poverty in England.
“I’m pleased that our £51m commitment will directly help those living in ageing, energy-inefficient homes. This investment will help tackle the climate emergency and support Londoners with the skills they need for jobs in the green economy.”Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London