Fund title: Green Heat Network Fund
Focus of fund/fund aims:
A new fund to launch in April 2022 for investment in district heat networks that use low-carbon technologies
Opening in April 2022
The Government has announced a new £270 million Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) to support the rollout of the next generation of heat networks, enabling more towns and cities to take up this technology from 2022.
Heat networks supply heat to buildings from a central source, avoiding the need for households and workplaces to have individual, energy-intensive heating solutions. The new fund will only support schemes that use low-carbon technologies such as heat pumps, solar and geothermal energy.
The GHNF is a capital grant funding programme. Grant levels for individual projects have yet to be stipulated. Applications will be open to public, private and third sector organisations in England.