Over 5,000 social homes across Greater Manchester are to receive energy efficiency improvements after the city-region was granted £37m from Wave Two of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.
The Government funding – granted by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero – will see 5,482 homes benefit from measures such as improved insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels, draughtproofing, ventilation and heating controls.
These works will lead to estimated benefits including an annual energy savings of 26,895,921 kWh for the city-region, average annual bill saving of £276.78 per home and over 3,500 jobs and 60 apprentices supported in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Combined Authority led a consortium of 18 Registered Providers of Social Housing from across the city-region in its successful bid, with these partner organisations committing a further £60m of their own funding towards the project. Work will commence in April and be completed by September 2025, with improvements being made to social housing in every district of Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester was also awarded funding from Wave One in November 2021, kicking off a £19.6 million programme of energy efficiency improvements to benefit over 1,000 social properties.