Issue details

Warm Homes Funding – Category 2 (rural) project Recipient agreement variation

- Fuel Poverty affects an estimated 13,902 out of 84,028 households (16.5%). This figure is higher than the national level of 13.4% and reflects the challenges that the county faces in relation to the energy efficiency of properties including a large proportion of older, hard to treat ‘solid wall’ properties, restricted access to mains gas and the resulting prevalence of expensive heating fuel systems.

- The Warm Homes Fund is designed to support councils, registered social landlords and relevant partner organisations to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households. This fund is administered by National Grid and the Community Interest Company, Affordable Warmth Solutions.

- The project, focused on off-gas, rural areas across Herefordshire and Shropshire will allow around 70 fuel poor households to benefit from first time central heating systems (LPG and Air Source Heat Pumps) in order to alleviate fuel poverty and improve healthy home levels.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/06/2021

Decision due: 10 June 2021 by Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services

Contact: Marc Willimont, Acting Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services Email: Tel: 01432261986.