Biodiversity in our communities

15 Nov 2023

Our partnership with Map Impact to showcase new nationwide biodiversity tool

We’ve partnered with pioneering environmental reporting group, Map Impact, to demonstrate how an innovative new tool can be used to improve biodiversity on England’s housing estates. During the Biodiversity Net Gain webinar hosted by Disruptive Innovators Network, our Tadworth development was used to showcase how Map Impact’s nationwide biodiversity measurement and monitoring technology can track performance […]

Raven welcomes Mayor to swift conservation site

12 Sep 2023

We welcome Mayor to swift conservation site

We were delighted to welcome The Mayor of the Borough of Reigate & Banstead, Cllr Eddy Humphreys and Mrs. Sarah Humphreys, the Mayoress, along with members of the Swift Protection Association in Banstead (SPAB) to our homes in Pound Road, Banstead, earlier this month. The group took a tour of the swift colony area as […]

Stuart Hatch

28 Jun 2023

Raven Renewables appoints third Business Development Manager

Renewable energy expert Stuart Hatch has been appointed as Business Development Manager at Raven Renewables , part of Raven Housing Trust, as we continue to grow our team to meet increased demand in the sector. An early pioneer of renewable energy, Stuart has been instrumental in delivering a host of large-scale renewable energy and home efficiency projects […]

01 Jun 2023

Raven Renewables welcomes new Business Development Manager

Raven Renewables has appointed a new Business Development Manager to help meet increased demand for renewable energy solutions as the company expands its operations in the sector. Mathew Gibson will focus on delivering renewable energy solutions in the Surrey and Hampshire areas, driving forward Raven Renewables’ commitment to reducing the amount of carbon emitted from buildings […]

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03 May 2023

Swift nest boxes installed in Banstead

  We’re really pleased to have had 10 nest boxes installed on to three of our blocks of flats in Banstead to help protect the local swift colony. Swifts are on the UK red list, which means that they are under threat as their population has heavily fallen in recent years. This project has been […]

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24 Mar 2023

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 […]

GivEnergy Eco 2.6 battery

06 Mar 2023

Raven Renewables wins contract for net zero additions to homes

Raven Renewables has entered into contract with AD Construction Group to deliver net zero carbon retrofit measures to a number of housing association homes. Raven Renewables, which has a mission to reduce the amount of carbon emitted from buildings, will install PV panels and battery storage units to 26 homes primarily across Horley and Salfords. […]

02 Mar 2023

Raven Renewables – Work completes on retrofit solar energy project   

A new partnership has seen the installation of renewable energy measures set to save hundreds of thousands in energy bills.   Raven Renewables was chosen as the installer of solar photovoltaic panels for The Grange Centre in Bookham, Leatherhead, and installation has recently been completed, with predicted savings of over £315,000 on energy bills.   […]

28 Feb 2023

LoCASE applications open for renewable energy projects

With applications for LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South and East)  grants closing on 31st March, now’s the last chance to get funding for your business’ renewable energy project. Our Raven Renewables team have been successful in helping claim nearly £40K of funding for our clients to install renewable technologies so far. To discuss your […]

15 Feb 2023

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Last week, Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, restructured several government departments and appointed new ministers to lead them. Part of the changes made included the split of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), creating two new departments — the Department for Business and Trade and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. […]

22 Sep 2022

Inaugural deal helps property business turn to solar

A renewable technologies company has signed a deal to install a series of high efficiency solar panels for a land and development property specialist. The inaugural partnership between Raven Renewables, a renewables specialist organisation launched by Raven Housing Trust, and property investment, development and sourcing professionals, Property Experts, will see solar panels installed on the […]

17 Jun 2022

Raven secures £300 million sustainability-linked deal

Surrey and Sussex-based housing provider Raven Housing Trust has worked with Savills Financial Consultants and its existing lenders to agree a private placement and loan facility package worth £300 million. This sustainability-linked funding will be used to help Raven deliver its plan to build more than 630 homes by 2026, as well as support the […]

01 Jun 2022

Raven Housing Trust welcomes endangered swifts to Knighton Road

Raven Housing Trust is continuing its work to provide sustainable and eco-friendly homes by installing swift nesting boxes on 10 of their Knighton Road properties in Earlswood. Swifts were added to the UK Red List of endangered birds in 2021, and Raven Housing Trust, working with Swift Protection Association Reigate (SPARE) are contributing to their […]

Homes we're building - Pells, Lewes

12 May 2022

Planning secured for zero carbon affordable homes development

Surrey and Sussex-based housing provider Raven Housing Trust has secured planning permission, subject to Section 106 agreement, to build 32 net zero carbon affordable homes, on the site of the former Pells Church of England School, in Lewes. The development will be Raven’s second net zero carbon new build scheme, which will provide much-needed affordable […]

23 Mar 2022

Raven secures £600,000 Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Surrey and Sussex based housing provider, Raven Housing Trust, has secured £600,000 of new funding as part of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s bid to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 1. The successful bid will see Raven complete a full Net Zero Carbon retrofit of 28 existing homes in the Reigate & Banstead […]

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