Issue details

Sustainable Warmth Funding - Extension

As part of a competitive bidding process co-ordinated through the Combined Authority, Sefton Council have been awarded £3,374,297 of grant funding to retrofit 307 poorly insulated homes for low-income Sefton residents. The funding has come from the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the government’s post covid 19 response and supporting the UK Net Zero Carbon by 2050 target.

An additional £1M was awarded to Sefton in November 2022 which will be used to upgrade an additional 100 properties. This additional funding was reported to Council, with a request to accept the funding, via the regular financial management update in November 2022.

The newly formed Dept. For Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) announced 10 February, that the Sustainable Warmth scheme would be extended by six months, however they are yet to confirm additional funding requested by Sefton. A decision on the request for an additional £2M will be reviewed from mid-March 2023.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Both Financial and Community Impact;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2023

Financial: Yes;

Community Impact: Yes;

Decision due: 25 May 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Corporate Services

Lead director: Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services

Department: Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Contact: Stephanie Jukes Email: stephanie.jukes@sefton.gov.uk Tel: 0151 934 4552.

Consultation process

procurement team, legal team were asked for advice on procurement and governance routes

Consultees

procurement team, legal team

Agenda items

List of background documents to be considered by decision maker

  • Sustainable Warmth Funding - Extension