42 social landlords successfully bid for funding in latest wave of energy efficiency scheme

A total of 42 social landlords have been allocated funds in the latest wave of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)

The government has announced the name of successful bidders for wave 2.2 of SHDF, which iprovides grants to social housing providers to help them improve homes to energy performance certificate ‘C’.

Wave 2.2 of SHDF has seen £75m allocated to providers, who then match the investment from their own resources. The fund helps landlords offer free upgrades to tenants’ homes including insulation, double glazing and the installation of heat pumps.

A spokesperson for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities said almost half of all homes in England are now rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C or above, up from 14% in 2010.

The biggest allocation in the latest round of funding (see table below) went to Wolverhampton City Council, which received £5.1m. Thurrock Council (which received £4m), Populo Living (£3.8m), Uttlesford District Council (£3.8m) and Enfield Council (£3.4m) also received large allocations.

Social landlordAmount allocated
Wolverhampton City Council £5,127,000
Thurrock Council £3,982,000
Populo Living Limited on behalf of London Borough of Newham £3,831,000
Uttlesford District Council £3,803,000
Enfield Council £3,460,000
Gentoo Group Ltd £2,845,000
North West Leicestershire District Council £2,767,000
London Borough of Hillingdon £2,759,000
RHP Group £2,617,000
London Borough of Lambeth £2,493,000
Norwich City Council £2,433,000
Lewes District Council £2,348,000
Ongo Homes £2,265,000
Shepherds Bush Housing Group Limited £2,244,000
Portsmouth City Council £1,909,000
East Devon District Council £1,872,000
Places for People £1,797,000
North Yorkshire Council £1,772,000
London Borough of Haringey £1,758,000
Walsall Housing Group £1,679,000
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils £1,593,000
Cheshire West and Chester £1,500,000
Wealden District Council £1,473,000
LB Waltham Forest £1,449,000
Silva Homes £1,428,000
Stoke on Trent City Council £1,396,000
Great Yarmouth Borough Council £1,378,000
Slough Borough Council £1,301,000
Calico Homes Limited £1,289,000
Runnymede Borough Council £1,250,000
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham £1,028,000
Wandle Housing Association £1,018,000
The Cambridge Housing Society Ltd £949,000
Tandridge District Council £849,000
2 Dominion Ltd £829,000
Shropshire Towns & Rural Housing Limited £812,000
Chelmer Housing Partnership Ltd £604,000
Blackpool Council £500,000
MHS Homes Limited £383,000
Gravesham Borough Council £373,000
Waverley Borough Council £279,000
Birnbeck Housing Association £52,000

Wave 2.1 saw £778m funding allocated, while the government announced in December £1.25bn would be allocated to the scheme between 2025 to 2028.

The government’s announcement in December of this release of further funding for the SHDF followed calls by housing sector bodies such as the National Housing Federation, The Housing Forum and The National Home Decarbonisation Group (NHDG) to release all the funding for the SHDF in one go, rather than allocating it gradually through waves.