Fund opens for green heating projects

News – Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Applications are open for the Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF). GHNF is a three-year, £288m capital grant fund providing support to organisations in the public, private, and third sectors in England.

The GHNF builds on the progress and development made by the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) and the £10m Green Heat Network Fund Transition Scheme that opened in July 2021. Supporting the development of low and zero carbon (LZC) heat (and cooling) networks, the GHNF is a core element of the Government’s Heat Network Transformation Programme (HNTP). With the aim to continue to develop and grow the heat network market
the GHNF also looks to address some of the challenges of decarbonising the UK’s heat sector.

More than 20 heat network projects have received HNIP funding, including 2 innovative schemes in the North-East of England, which source their heat from water in abandoned mine shafts and a community-led project in Cambridgeshire, which could be a model for other rural communities seeking to decarbonise their heating.

The GHNF will be a key part of plans to reduce carbon emissions from heating homes and businesses by 2050 as it succeeds the Heat Networks Investment Project scheme when it closes in March 2022.

For further information see the Government website here