Community Renewal Fund and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund
As a result of funding through the Community Renewal Fund (CRF) and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF); tenants in social housing will benefit from warmer homes and reduced energy use, alleviating the impact of high fuel bills.
Using the PAS 2035 framework, social housing will be surveyed and a design created for each home to enhance energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions.
Through the SHDF Wave 1, over 1300 homes in the Leeds City Region will benefit from energy efficiency measures such as insulation, new doors and windows and some will receive new renewable energy systems.
The work will be completed through a partnership between the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and 10 Social Housing partners who will invest an additional £5m into the scheme. The partners are: Accent, Chartford, Connect, Incommunities, Kirklees Council, Manningham, Stonewater, Together, Wakefield District Housing and Yorkshire Housing.
The CRF Retrofit Project will engage with at least 100 residents/householders in Manningham and Toller Ward Bradford, West Yorkshire to understand how much energy each house uses, and how easy/hard it is to keep homes warm and comfortable. Residents will be provided with a free whole house survey and a whole house retrofit plan of what improvements can be made to their homes that can help reduce carbon emissions, save energy, fuel bills and costs and energy efficiency advice on the immediate everyday changes they can make to help make their homes warmer.
The Retrofit Hub scheme will provide free online interactive resources on careers that tackle climate change in your area and free training to provide skills needed to work in the green economy. Training will provide learners with sought-after qualifications within the fast growing retrofit sector and support participants to enter the workforce or progress within their current role.
‘The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.
For more information, visit gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus
|Project Lead||West Yorkshire Combined Authority|
|District / Area||Leeds City region|
|Business case summary||Link Here|
|Funding||Community Renewal Fund (£0.47m) and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (£5.06m)|
|Project Status||Activity 6: Delivery|
|Start and end dates||
CRF: January to June 2022
SHDF: April 2022 to March 2023
|Delivery partners||Accent, Chartford, Connect, Incommunities, Kirklees Council, Manningham Housing Association, Stonewater, Together, Wakefield District Housing and Yorkshire Housing.|
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This page was last updated in Quarter 4 2021/22