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Raven secures funding to improve the energy efficiency of homes

Along with our consortium partners Sutton Housing Partnership and Kingston Council, we’ve secured £1.7m of new funding as part of a successful bid to the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ)’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2.1.

This successful bid allows us, Sutton Housing Partnership and Kingston Council to complete Net Zero Carbon retrofit work to 178 existing homes across the south east by March 2025. Retrofit work to the existing homes will include wall and loft insulation, new triple glazed energy efficient windows and doors, improved ventilation and solar PV panels with battery storage.

The 2019 Conservative Manifesto committed to a £3.8bn Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund over a 10-year period to improve the energy performance of social rented homes, on the pathway to Net Zero 2050. The SHDF is being rolled out in waves with the second wave totalling £778 million.

Jonathan Higgs, Chief Executive at Raven, said: “We are really pleased to have secured this funding with Sutton Housing Partnership and Kingston Council for our community. The funding will enable us to provide more energy efficient homes that are warmer and cheaper to heat for local residents. There is a real urgency to do all we can to provide well insulated, fuel-efficient homes that reduce the financial burden for our residents.”

Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, said: “This investment will help thousands of households to heat their homes for less, keep them warm for longer and could save hundreds on their annual energy bill. The green energy sector is growing, and this funding will support green jobs and provide the training needed to deliver these vital upgrades to homes.”

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