DECC awards first £19.5m in Green Deal funding for community projects


As part of his speech to the Ecobuild 2014 conference, Secretary of State Edward Davey has mentioned that six projects have been awarded £19.5 million in total as part of the Green Deal Communities scheme.

As Mr. Davey pointed out during his speech, the government received 64 Green Deal Communities bids from Local Authorities hoping to accesses the extended fund of £80m. The first six of these have been approved.

These projects are in Cambridgeshire, Ashfield, Suffolk, Peterborough, Haringey & Bracknell Forest, and together represent a total £19.5m to deliver over 5,500 Green Deal Plans to over 7,000 households.

Further projects are being assessed and the DECC will announce the next tranche of successful projects shortly.

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