New green heat grants available
The Government’s department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced £635m in funding for energy efficiency upgrades in the latest round of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.
Organisations such as NHS Trusts, schools and local authorities will be able to apply for grants from next month to install low carbon heating, such as heat pumps, and energy efficiency measures including double glazing and loft insulation.
Upgrades are already under way through earlier rounds of the scheme, with 734 grants awarded to public sector organisations across England so far and Phase 1 alone supporting up to 30,000 jobs in the clean heating and energy efficiency sectors.
Business and Energy Minister Lord Callanan said: “We are already delivering upgrades to hundreds of public buildings across England, making them cheaper to run and saving taxpayers millions of pounds each year.
“By helping even more public sector bodies ditch costly fossil fuels, we are taking an important step towards a more sustainable future while driving economic growth across the country and continuing to support tens of thousands of jobs.”
ECA publishes regular technical bulletins and guidance notes on low-carbon alternatives for heating homes, including up-to-date information about available grants and funding schemes.
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