Decision details

Cosy Devon application for Green Homes Grant - Local authority delivery

Decision Maker: Head of Service Delivery and Improvement

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

In July 2020, the Chancellor announced £2 billion of support through the Green Homes Grant (GHG) to save households money; cut carbon; and create green jobs. Guidance. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) invited LAs, working with their local partners to apply for funding (£200M) to be used to improve the energy efficiency of low-income houses living in their area. The CosyDevon partnership comprises of all Devon authorities, including Devon County Council, as well as Community Energy Groups to improve the energy efficiency of homes in Devon particularly targeting households who are living in fuel poverty. The CosyDevon partnership, led by Devon County Council, agreed to submit a bid to BEIS for this funding opportunity and to explore opportunities to bid for a further round of this funding to be released later in the year.

Alternative options considered:

To submit a separate bid - it is likely that a partnership bid would be looked at more favourably by BEIS. Procurement issues to deliver by 31/03/21.
To not bid for funding - this is an opportunity, if successful, to assist residents in Teignbridge to improve the energy efficiency of their homes as well as reduce carbon emmissions.

Publication date: 16/09/2020

Date of decision: 01/09/2020