Community Support in Bradford

SBS is currently delivering an energy efficiency retrofit scheme in the Wyke district of Bradford on behalf of the social housing provider Incommunities Limited. The work is being delivered under the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (Wave 1). It entails fitting new windows and doors, removing incorrectly installed external wall insulation (EWI) and replacing it with a new EWI system on 35 properties.  

On a second, related scheme, also based in Wyke, we will be undertaking similar works on 72 properties, while simultaneously installing new replacement roofs.

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£1.5bn of Energy Efficiency Funding

At the end of September 2022, the UK government announced additional funding for Phase 2 of the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) scheme. Worth up to £700 million, it will operate in tandem with the previously announced Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2 funding, which will have a value of up to £800 million. The total of available energy efficiency funding has therefore now been raised to £1.5 billion.

HUG, SHDF Wave 2
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New Energy Efficiency Funding

On 23 September, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng outlined the key measures contained in the government’s ‘special fiscal event’, and released further details in a new document, The Growth Plan 2022.

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