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Wave 2.2: New government funding for home energy efficiency upgrades


[2 October 2023] A new SHDF Wave 2.2 competition will allocate up to £80 million of grant funding from April 2024.


    £80m of funding available for Wave 2.2

    The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero has announced another wave of its Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.  Up to £80 million in funding will be made available to help fund home energy efficiency upgrades.

    Local and combined authorities, registered providers of social housing and charities that own social housing will be able to bid for the additional funding.   Guidance on the application process for bidders will be provided on GOV.UK by mid-October, with the application window expected to open from mid-November

    All grant funding for Wave 2.2 projects must be transferred to the grant recipient and spent by 31 March 2025.  Projects may opt to deliver until 31 March 2026, where:

    • the scale and ambition of the project requires this
    • only co-funding is used in the final 12 months of delivery

    Social housing providers preparing to bid for future SHDF funding are eligible for tailored one-to-one support from the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator.  To find out what support is available to you, or for any other questions, contact us at 

    All social housing providers can also access the free resources and events throughout our website for further guidance on housing retrofit and preparing a funding bid.

    You can read the government's full announcement here.

    Watch the Wave 2.2 briefing on-demand

    Catch up on our 'Introduction to SHDF Wave 2.2' briefing.  Join Turner & Townsend's David Kemp, along with Jacob Gledhill and Alex Barnes from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, as they talk through the aims of the fund, an overview of the eligibility requirements, and the support that will be available to your organisation via the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator (SHRA).

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