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 Social Housing Decarbonisation und (SHDF)  Wave 1,  up to 1000 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 SHDF programme was established by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, now the Energy Security and Net Zero Department The partners are: Accent, Chartford, Connect, Incommunities, Kirklees Council, Manningham, Stonewater, Together, Wakefield District Housing and Yorkshire Housing.

Over a period of 11 months from January 2021 to November 2021, the CRF Retrofit Project, delivered in partnership with Manningham Housing Association (MHA), engaged with 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 were provided with a free retrofit survey, which resulted in a whole house retrofit plan being developed for each property, which detailed what improvements residents can make to improve the thermal performance of their properties and reduce their fuel bills. Residents were also provided with advice on the immediate everyday changes they can make to help make their homes warmer. This was delivered by EEC Energy Efficiency Consultants (Ltd).

The Retrofit Hub scheme created an online resource which provides information and guidance to young learners on the climate emergency target, and what jobs there are in the Green Economy to encourage young people to consider taking up roles in the construction, energy and retrofit industry

The scheme also provided free training to provide adult learners with the skills needed to work in the green sector which includes jobs in retrofitting buildings, sustainability, energy efficiency and much more

‘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.

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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

SHDF : Activity 6: Delivery

CRF: Activity 7 Review and Closure

Start and end dates

CRF: January to November 2022

SHDF:  April 2022  to March 2023- extended to September 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 2022/23

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