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Funding opportunities: Financing energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofit in housing

As part of the West Midlands Local Authority Low Carbon Economy Programme, the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of Sustainability West Midlands and Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands is offering a series of free capacity building and training events to unlock the savings and income potential of large-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in your own buildings and more widely in your area. 

We are offering introductory sessions which will cover opportunities for financing energy efficiency retrofit for housing, financing improvements to your authority’s own estate and financing medium and large scale decentralised energy projects.  

Introductory sessions:


You are welcome to attend as many of these sessions as you like and would recommend that you attend one of the introductory sessions as well as one or more of the in depth sessions depending on the focus of your authority/ the support you need. 

In-depth sessions:



18 November


The workshop starts at 10.30 but there will be registration with tea and coffee available from 10.15 and the workshop is due to finish at 16.15.


The Partnership Centre
Albert House
Quay Place
Edward Street
B1 2RA


Energy Saving Trust on behalf of Sustainability West Midlands and Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands

Target Audience

These events are FREE to attend and are aimed at West Midlands local authority senior finance directors, heads of procurement, legal professionals, heads of environment, estates managers, housing managers, sustainability officers and portfolio holders for the environment. 

The event itself

This workshop aims to cover a range of options for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy within the domestic sector. It will look at the options available to local authorities through Government initiatives such as the Feed in Tariff and the Renewable Heat Incentive. It will also explore the opportunities presented by the Green Deal and the options local authorities have to prepare for this and use this to improve the energy efficiency of the housing in their area. We will also look at what opportunities there are for grant funding from the EU and options around borrowing.

How to attend and contact for more information

To register for your place at any of these workshops please email emma.creasey@est.org.uk with details of the workshop/s you would like to attend. For further details feel free to contact Emma on 020 7654 2636 for more information.


For more information about the West Midlands Local Authority Low Carbon Economy Programme please contact Fran Gilbert at SWM on 0121 237 5890 or fran.gilbert@swm.org.uk.

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