Green Deal Communities Fund

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0356
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you provide details of your application to the Government's Green Deal Communities Fund?

Answer

Answer for Green Deal Communities Fund

Answer for Green Deal Communities Fund

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At the end of 2013 the GLA led a £3 million bid into the DECC Green Deal Communities fund with 7 London boroughs: Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Greenwich, Kingston, Redbridge, Sutton and Wandsworth.  The bid was submitted on 20th December 2013 and we are awaiting the outcome.

Our proposal is aiming to deliver over 600 additional "hard to treat" packages through the following activities:

       Providing additional pre assessment support through community engagement and referrals, web tools and thermal imaging

       Offering extra incentives such as the latest heating controls that can be accessed through smart phones and top up grants to make the golden rule viable

       Supporting local SME installer businesses to become Green Deal ready

       Maintaining close links to other London Green Deal Communities projects and sharing lessons learned with other London boroughs

The GLA is also supporting the Green Deal Communities Bid led by LB Camden which will drive take-up of Green Deal within the private rented sector.

The GLA has also bid for £1.629 million to drive take-up of the Green Deal in the non-domestic sector focusing on the SME sector.  The proposal is to partner with five Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and three London Boroughs to deliver Green Deal works to over 260 SME premises. 

The GLA has offered to scale up the delivery of these bids to include more London Boroughs or benefit more homes should further additional funding become available in future.