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Millions still available for social landlords to make housing more energy efficient

Funding to get low carbon heating into the homes of hundreds of social housing tenants across the nation is still up for grabs for local authorities, housing associations and other registered providers of social housing.

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) social landlords competition is being reopened, with a millions of pounds available for social landlords to get kit such as biomass boilers, solar hot water panels and heat pumps into even more social tenants’ homes to make tenants’ homes warmer, cosier and far more energy efficient.

There is still money available thanks to the high value for money of projects already allocated funding under this scheme, and now social landlords who did not put in an application the first time round are being encouraged to get involved.

72 projects have already been allocated money under the competition, which ran from 28 May 2012 to 4 July 2012, with winners announced on 24 July. The Energy Saving Trust (EST) will now approach these winners to see if they want to bid for additional funding to install more renewable heating systems in their housing stock.

The competition is also being reopened to social housing providers that did not make applications.

Energy and climate change minister Greg Barker, said:

“We have already awarded nearly

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