Following the success of the first social landlord competition under the RHPP scheme last year, DECC has confirmed that the £10m scheme for social landlords is now open to applications. Registered providers for social housing such as local authorities and social housing associations will be able to bid for up to around £175,000 each.
DECC hopes to support around 60 projects this year. The scheme is being managed by the Energy Saving Trust and interested parties can apply on-line. The closing date for applications is 4th July.
Dr Tim Lunel, Chief Executive of the National Energy Foundation (NEF), said: “NEF’s core mission is improving the energy use in buildings, so we are delighted that DECC has launched the £10m Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) Phase 2 scheme for Social Landlords. This scheme in which NEF is actively involved, builds on the success of last year’s scheme and will enable Social Landlords to continue to improve the energy performance of their housing portfolios by installing low/zero carbon (renewable energy) heating solutions into appropriately insulated homes”.
Our service includes the following:
Assistance with initial application/bid writing
What ever stage you are at NEF can provide you with independent advice and guidance on the RHPP social landlord’s scheme. Whether you are looking for initial support or just don’t know how or where to start we can help. By organising an initial meeting NEF qualified and independent specialists can discuss and expand your thoughts and ideas; effectively saving you both time and effort.
New Scheme development - From initial ideas to feasibility study
New scheme development support is designed for those social landlords that are a little more advanced in their thought processes and need the support of an independent and unbiased ‘sounding board’. NEF’s qualified and independent specialists can work with you in order to take a scheme forward potentially to feasibility stage. NEF can deliver this for you by carrying out initial pre-feasibility assessments include where appropriate an on-site visit or visits and a concise and easily under-stood analysis report.
Existing Scheme development - From feasibility study to / through planning
Existing scheme development support is designed to support those social landlords that have moved on and are a little more advanced in their thought processes but still want the reassurance of an independent and unbiased ‘sounding board’. NEF’s qualified and independent specialists can work with you in order to take a scheme forward from feasibility stage potentially to planning. NEF can deliver this for you by carrying out an initial pre-feasibility assessment and site survey and will provide assistance up to and, if required, through planning.
Existing Scheme assessment – modelling, financial, technical analysis
To compliment existing scheme development, existing scheme assessment is designed to support social landlords with an in-depth and independent modelling, financial and technical analysis in order to provide reassurance to the group about the information and/or quotations that you may have already received from a number of installers. NEF’s qualified and independent specialists can assess the information that you may have already received from a number of suppliers and installers and can provide you with a concise and easily under-stood analysis report.
How can NEF help you?
At NEF we understand that each social landlord is unique having their own specific requirements. Therefore we are able to offer an independent and tailored service that fully meets the needs in improving the energy performance of your housing stock and the strategy and targets that you have in place. Any support we deliver would be individually designed to support your requirements including refining your strategy and targets on the basis of modelling your housing stock. To find out more about how we can help you please email firstname.lastname@example.org; we can then begin the dialogue to assess your requirements and provide you with a bespoke service.
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