Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund - development funding invitation

Information and guidance notes for the Social Housing Net Zero - Development Funding Invitation.


Applications from registered social landlords and local authorities will be considered.

The Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund is an outcomes and results-driven infrastructure investment programme, so projects must meet the following mandatory criteria:

  • the potential to deliver a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (MtCOe) and energy consumption
  • the ability to deliver zero emissions heating systems and energy efficiency measures that can provide savings for social housing tenants
  • the provision of a clearly set out case for the requirement of and value added from grant support

Eligible costs

The funding invitation will support registered social landlords produce investment grade business plans, which reviews the organisations existing housing stock and sets outs a decarbonisation strategy. This can include larger, multi-year strategies. Other forms of development activities will be considered such as specialist advice and/or professional fees including the preparation of feasibility studies, cost analysis and technical surveys, as well as some costs towards relevant tenant engagement.

Funding is not available for the research and development of zero emission technologies.


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