SOCIAL HOUSING DECARBONISATION FUND (SHDF)
SHDF FOCUSES ON REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS IN THE COUNTRY'S SOCIAL HOUSING SECTOR.
SHDF FOCUSES ON REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS IN THE COUNTRY’S SOCIAL HOUSING SECTOR.
The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) is a program established by the UK government aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the country’s social housing sector. The fund provides financing for energy-saving upgrades in social housing properties, including insulation and low-carbon heating systems. The goal of the SHDF is to support social housing providers in reducing their carbon footprint, improving energy efficiency, and reducing fuel poverty.
Its aims are as follows:
- deliver warm, energy-efficient homes
- reduce carbon emissions
- tackle fuel poverty
- support green jobs
- develop the retrofit sector
- improve the comfort, health and well-being of social housing tenants
- The Wave 2.1 competition is currently allocating up to £800 million of funding to support the installation of energy performance measures in social homes in England.
- All grant funding for Wave 2.1 projects must be transferred to the grant recipient and spent by 31 March 2025. Projects may opt to deliver until 30 September 2025. Find out about this fund here (Government website)
The fund is part of the UK’s wider efforts to tackle climate change and achieve its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.