Reappointed to deliver vital retrofitting of UK’s housing stock

We have been successfully reappointed as the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero’s (DESNZ’s) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) – supporting the delivery of the government’s future retrofit funding for fuel-poor, low-income households.

As part of the new £26.6m contract we will continue to support local authorities, housing associations, and other eligible organisations to access multi-billion-pound government schemes targeted at retrofitting both social housing, through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF), as well as fuel poor owner-occupier and private-rented households.  

The award allows us to build on our successful delivery of government-backed initiatives, the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator and Home Upgrade Hub.

Not only will we continue to provide programme management and advisory services to local authorities and housing associations to help them unlock domestic and non-domestic retrofit funding, we will also help to develop practical resources to upskill the retrofit supply chain. Plus, create a knowledge hub to help deliver this decarbonisation of the UK’s housing stock at scale and pace.  

James Hardy, Director, Head of Sustainability, UK commented: 

“As the country looks to meet its net-zero targets and grapples with wider geo-political uncertainty, upgrading the efficiency of the nation’s buildings and reducing energy demand is essential.  It is vital that housing associations and local authorities understand how to unlock the right funding to deliver successful retrofit programmes while building high skilled supply chains. "

The opportunity to continue and expand our role comes at a crucial time, and we look forward to working in partnership with government and the housing sector to deliver retrofit at scale.

Working in partnership with DESNZ, the new TAF programme will continue to help the government to create warmer, healthier, more sustainable homes – reducing fuel poverty, energy demand and carbon emissions.  

For further information contact:

Charlotte Treadwell
UK Communications Manager

t: +44 (0) 7939 279 941