Local communities helped by £20 million Green Deal scheme

In July this year Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched its new £20 million Green Deal communities scheme, which will enable local authorities to bid for funding to help drive street-by-street delivery of the Green Deal.

Local authorities will bid for funding from the £20 million pot by identifying streets and areas within their regions that would most benefit from the Green Deal, incentives will then be offered to the households in these areas to encourage them to install energy efficiency home improvements under the Green Deal.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:

“If we are going to deliver the Green Deal at real scale then we need a ‘street-by-street’ vision and a ‘street-by-street’ plan! It starts here! However, local authorities really know their areas best. They know which streets and properties could most benefit from a Green Deal to improve their energy efficiency, and what local people need to provide them with a greater choice.

“The Coalition is committed to helping hard pressed consumers and this £20 million funding will help more families benefit from the Green Deal, making homes warmer and more efficient, and protecting consumers against rising energy bills.”

The Green Deal Communities scheme will support local authorities alongside local organisations and businesses, to encourage take up of the Green Deal. Local authorities will be able to bid up to 31 December 2013 or until the funds are exhausted.

For more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/20m-to-help-local-communities-benefit-from-green-deal