From the 5th August 2019, Local Authorities (LAs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to apply through the £150 million Warm Homes Fund for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households. Funding is available for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel and maybe reliant on expensive heating sources such as individual bottled LPG and electric storage heaters; etc as the main form of heating.
The Warm Homes Fund (WHF) provides capital funding and has been established by National Grid to help supplement traditional funding streams.
The Fund is split into three categories:
- Category 1 – Urban homes and communities – to supply new gas heating systems which provide space heating and domestic hot water. It could also include heat network solutions.
- Category 2 – Rural homes and communities – a focus on ‘non-gas’ solutions which may include air source heat pumps, oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
- Category 3 – Specific energy efficient/health related solutions – this may involve national or regional programmes which bring together relevant organisations and charities to promote energy efficiency and/or health related programmes in relation to fuel poverty.