Association secures £500k Warm Homes funding

The grant will enable 250 homes to be connected to mains gas.


To help improve homes with inefficient heating, Plus Dane Housing has been successful in bids for nearly £500,000 from the Warm Homes Fund.

Contributing to a £1.5m project for the association, the money is said to help ensure that homes most in need meet the highest energy efficiency standards, helping tenants keep fuel costs down.

National Grid and Community Interest Company, Affordable Warmth Solution (AWS) established the Fund, designed to support local authorities, registered social landlords and other organisations to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households.

The Warm Home Fund grant of £497,000, along with Plus Dane’s own contribution, is said to enable 250 homes that are currently heated by inefficient electric storage heaters to be connected to mains gas.

It will also fund the installation of 250 condensing combi boilers and insulation top-ups in 15 cavity walls and 20 lofts.

Madeleine Nelson, Plus Dane’s executive director (growth), said: “We are delighted to have secured this amount of funding from the Warm Homes Fund.

“Our customers have told us that keeping warm and reducing the cost of heating their homes is the number one priority for them.”

She added: “We will be directing the funding to our, customers who need it most as part of our plans to improve the quality of our homes and will continue to find ways to enhance the energy efficiency of our homes and reduce household running costs.

“This project will be delivered in partnership with E.ON and is expected to start by the end of the year and be completed by spring 2021.”