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In-depth support for housing providers preparing to bid.

All social housing providers in England can access support through the online Knowledge Hub and a series of briefing events. In addition to this, social housing providers preparing to bid for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) can get tailored one-to-one support.

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Support Overview

When accessing one-to-one support, we will work with you to develop your own bespoke support plan, drawing on a menu of options:

Technical support – access to technical housing specialists to help develop the bid including:

  • Identifying retrofit interventions (stock analysis)
  • Establishing the project team and resources
  • Securing senior level buy-in
  • Consortium forming
  • Capacity building for retrofit skills
  • Devising a monitoring and evaluation strategy
  • Engaging occupants
  • Achieving planning permission and consents

Bid preparation support – specialist assistance to prepare and review the bid including:

  • Identifying bid team skills gaps/needs
  • Preparation of a bid plan
  • Completion of bid content
  • Bid review
One to One support

Are you eligible for one-to-one support?

Social housing providers preparing to bid for future SHDF funding are eligible for one-to-one support. To find out what support is available to you, contact us at


Can you still receive support even if you aren’t ready to bid for the next round of SHDF?

Yes. You can access one-to-one support and a range of technical and bid management topics which are available through the Knowledge Hub on our website.


Do you need more information?

If you have any questions about the support available, you can contact us here

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