BHT Sussex are excited to have been awarded £60,000 towards improving energy efficiency in homes from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). We are matching this funding, meaning £120,000 worth of property upgrades will take place.
The funding was awarded to BHT Sussex as part of a consortium of housing providers, led by Clarion Housing Group. The consortium also includes Worthing Homes, Southdown Housing and Accent Housing. The consortium has collectively been awarded a total of £47.5 million to upgrade the energy efficiency of thousands of hard-to-heat homes across the country.
With support from the first wave of SHDF funding, Clarion has been reducing carbon emissions and driving down energy bills through retrofitting its least energy efficient homes. We are looking forward to working with the consortium and drawing on their experience.
This funding will support us in delivering the aims of our Environmental Strategy, which recognises the need to improve the energy performance of properties to an EPC rating of C by 2030. As specified by the funding requirements, we will focus on insulation measures.
Mary Stevens, Environmental Officer at BHT Sussex said:
We are excited to be working with this consortium led by Clarion on our first retrofitting project. This is a good starting point for BHT Sussex’s journey on future proofing our properties, which will improve comfort and reduce energy bills for our tenants.”