What is the Warm Home Fund?

A £150 million Warm Homes Fund (WHF) has been established by National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solution (AWS), a community interest company, to assist local governments, registered social landlords, and other organisation’s working cooperatively with them in addressing some of the issues affecting fuel-poor households.

In the UK research shows about, 4 million households struggle to afford the fuel necessary to heat their homes to a comfortable and healthy temperature. Many of these households struggle with low incomes and the extra strain of relying on heating systems that are expensive to operate or insufficient for their needs. Furthermore, individuals might not already be able to benefit from existing mandatory schemes due to their circumstances or property type.

The UK Government established a statutory goal in 2014 to ensure that fuel-insecure households in England reach a minimum energy efficiency rating of Band C by the end of 2030. Goals for Scotland and Wales were also established by the relevant Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. According to the NEA’s Annual Fuel Poverty Monitor, these goals might not be reached without increased funding and zeal.

The Fund

The WHF, a £150 million fund managed by AWS in England, Wales, and Scotland, was created largely to address some of these problems by encouraging the installation of cost-effective heating solutions in fuel-poor homes that do not use mains gas as their principal heating fuel. The fund is intended to be used in addition to existing monies and local strategic plans.

All properties are anticipated to be insulated to the established industry standards in order to maximise the impact of the WHF, and bidders and their partners are encouraged to seek out additional funds to guarantee that these criteria are satisfied. The fund’s objectives are to lower costs, improve comfort in homes with non-gas fuel poverty, and enhance health outcomes for some of the most extreme cases of fuel poverty.

The fund is divided into three main groups:

Group 1: Urban homes and communities, where it’s possible that new central heating systems will be installed to improve heating and hot water in the properties. It might have additional heating options.

Group 2: Rural homes and towns, and customers in this group would largely be provided “non-gas solutions, which can include air source heat pumps, oil, and LPG.”

Group 3: Particular energy-efficient/health-related solutions; these may include national or regional initiatives that bring together pertinent nonprofits and organisations to provide residents with guidance and/or health-related initiatives pertinent to fuel circumstances.

Breakdown of qualifying criteria?

You can become eligible for a gas connection in one of two ways if you reside in a privately owned or rented property:

  • You are a resident of a privately owned or rented home and are in receipt of certain advantages.
  • You are a social tenant, a homeowner, or a renter who spends a significant portion of your discretionary income on household fuel.

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