Fancy a share of £20m? DECC launches fund to help local authorities implement Green Deal

From the inception of the Green Deal, the government has seen local authorities as playing a key role, as Walker Morris reported back in January 2012. So far, the scheme has got off to a slow start with only 36 Green Deal plans taken out at the time of writing. It’s time for local authorities to do what they do best and encourage take-up of this scheme. The government is encouraging this by making available £20m of funding for ‘innovative and ambitious’ projects put forward by local authorities, working in partnership with local community organisations and businesses, to encourage take-up of the Green Deal and other energy-efficiency measures in whole streets and areas.

Bids (for a minimum of £1m) can be submitted up until 31 December 2013 or until the funds are exhausted. Clearly, those wanting to secure funding from this pot of money would be well advised to act quickly before the funds are allocated to other authorities…

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