Green deal funding for local authorities
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced £20 million worth of funding for local authorities in order to help them deliver Green Deal plans to as many households as possible. The funding will also be made available to individual household who wish self-finance their own projects.
Under the scheme, Local authorities will need to identify areas that would most benefit from the Green Deal and then incentivise households to adopt energy efficient home improvements.
The DECC will judge Local Authority proposals based on the following criteria:
- The number and total value of Green Deal plans that will be delivered
- Their credibility of the proposal; for example, LAs will have to demonstrate that they have secured ECO funding to compliment Green Deal financed plans and to have specifically identified the streets/areas targeted
- Local authorities creativity in offering local incentives, in order to drive demand
- Their sustainability in the long term, beyond the DECC funding and being consistent with state aid and procurement rules
Local authorities will be given flexibility within certain parameters in how to deliver Green Deal plans, however applications must be submitted by 31 December 2013 for a minimum of £1m.
For further information on the proposals or how to apply for funding visit the DECC website.