Cutting carbon with the Green Homes Grant scheme

When Eden District Council secured government funding, they needed our help to get projects underway.

Eden District Council were successful in their bids for Green Homes funding from the Government. Now homeowners living in the Cumbria region can apply for support to install insulation and introduce low-carbon heat measures.

The UK Government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme has allocated £500 million to boost energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and phase out fossil fuel heating. This is all to support the UK’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050.

By taking the lead, Eden Council is responsible for assigning funding to different local authorities in the area and for ensuring efficiency measures are carried out in the homes of all council districts within the consortium.

Allocating the funds is a challenge in itself, let alone trying to arrange the work. When Eden first heard they’d been awarded the funding, they turned to the Anthony Collins Solicitors team for our expertise and experience in helping local authorities manage these challenges.

What we did

  • We were always on hand when Eden District Council needed legal support – often working to tight deadlines.
  • We drafted the subgrant agreements between Eden District Council and the other councils in the Cumbria region to determine how the funds would be allocated.
  • We drafted the JCT contract between Eden and the organisation that will oversee the installation of the efficiency measures in people’s homes, making the homes greener.
  • We advised on the data-sharing arrangements involved between the various organisations in the scheme.

What’s next?

Eden District Council have been awarded LAD phase 2 funding so will continue to make more homes greener in the Cumbria region and support lower-income households. This will include everything from external wall insulation and smart heating controls, to air source heat pumps to loft insulation.

“We have a vast amount of experience working for local authorities, so we were the perfect fit for putting together the partnership working arrangements. Of course, any firm can do contracts, but we are very much aligned with projects like this which are helping tackle the climate change emergency.”

Natalie Barbosa, senior associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors

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