Warm Homes Fund Workshops
The Warm Homes Fund (WHF) is a £150million fund provided by National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) across England, Scotland and Wales. It is primarily designed to incentivise the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas currently as their primary heating fuel. It is envisaged that this fund will be used to supplement local initiatives and existing funding streams.
The fund is split into three broad categories:
- Category 1: Urban homes and communities
- Category 2: Rural homes and communities
- Category 3: Specific energy efficient/health related solutions
The fund has a series of bidding rounds, with applications invited from local authorities and registered social landlords, working with their local partners.
Round 3 Bid Window
The bid window for round 3 is now open. Bids are invited for all three categories up to midday on 8th February 2019. Bids are invited from local authorities and registered social landlords whether you have been successful or unsuccessful in previous rounds of bidding. You may submit your bid at any time, but bids will not be evaluated until after the 8th February 2019. WHF evaluation and selection process will take place through February and early March 2019 with successful bidders notified by the end of March 2019. A series of WHF presentations are currently being arranged through early January (subject to bidder interest) and dates/locations will be notified shortly.
The Guidance for Bidders and Application Forms for all three categories have been amended slightly and are now available on the WHF website (link below), together with update Frequently Asked Questions. A key, but not exclusive, focus of round 3 will be schemes which address fuel poverty in rural areas. All installations must be completed and reported to WHF by 28th February 2022.
Following the success of last year’s roadshows in providing further information about the fund and expectations of bids, AWS are again offering this opportunity to eligible organisations.
The workshops will be held as follows:
- York – Wednesday 9 January 2019, 13:00-17:00, The Bar Covenant Trust (complimentary lunch from 13:00)
- Edinburgh – Thursday 10 January 2019, 09:30-13:00, Jury’s Inn Edinburgh (complimentary lunch from 12:15)
- Reading – Tuesday 15 January 2019, 09:30-13:00, Ibis Reading Centre (complimentary lunch from 12:15) **FULL**
- Birmingham – Wednesday 16 January 2019, 09:00-12:30, BVSC Conference Rooms (complimentary lunch from 12:00)
- Manchester – Thursday 17 January 2019 , 09:30-13:00, Methodist Central Buildings (complimentary lunch from 12:15)
To book your place click on the preferred location above and complete the registration form.Published on 12-12-2018