Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme - Phase 2

Phase 2 comprises a further £300m to support English Local Authorities that will be allocated through Local Energy Hubs (Hubs) for regional delivery in 2021.

What is LAD?

The Midlands Energy Hub (MEH) has received a total of £59.95 million of Government funding as part of Phase 2 of the Local Authority Delivery scheme (LAD 2) which will run until 30 December 2021. The funding administered by MEH forms part of the £300 million funding allocated to the five Regional Energy Hubs in England by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

LAD 2 operates in a different way to previous Government energy efficiency schemes. Regional Energy Hubs use local knowledge and regional expertise to identify those households which are most likely to require support, and which would best benefit from energy efficiency upgrades.

MEH is allocating funding to Local Authorities to deliver LAD 2 to improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income households (under £30,000) living in their area. The scheme aims to improve low energy performance certificate (EPC) D to G rated homes. This will deliver progress towards sustainable warmth: reducing household energy bills as well as supporting the phase out of fossil fuel heating and the UK's commitment to net zero by 2050.

In the Midlands, Local Authorities are delivering schemes with the support of local coordinators who can help answer questions about the scheme and check eligibility. Local coordinators can also support with switching energy provider and other services to help households save money on their bills.

Eligible measures will differ in each Local Authority so contact your local coordinator for more details about which measures your home could benefit from. Measures may include improvements such as insulation, double glazing, replacing gas boilers with low carbon alternatives and installing solar panels.

Eligible homeowners could get up to £10,000* of fully funded home improvements depending on your Local Authority scheme and the energy efficiency measures needed. Private or social housing landlords with eligible tenants can also apply to get up to £5,000* towards the cost of home improvements, with landlords required to contribute at least a third of the cost. This means landlords can get up to £7,500 worth of measures installed for a maximum contribution of £2,500. Landlords may agree to additional works with the scheme manager at their own expense.

*This is capped at 50% (£5,000) for eligible homeowners and (£2,500) for rented properties with an EPC rating of D

Who is eligible?

You could be eligible if you:

– have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of D, E, F or G. (the local coordinator in your area can check this for you), and

– have a combined annual household income under £30,000 (gross), or be in receipt of certain benefits or LA target area

Find out more about EPC and whether your property has a valid certificate at GOV.UK

For more information on the other Regional Energy Hubs approach, please visit their websites below:

To get involved eligible homeowners and landlords should contact their local coordinator. For further information about the local coordinator in your area, please see below.

Act on Energy – (Coventry, Warwickshire and Worcestershire)

Telephone

0800 988 2881

(please check with your provider for details of any charges which may apply)

Website

www.actonenergy.org.uk

Email

advice@actonenergy.org.uk

Areas covered: Bromsgrove, Coventry, Malvern Hills, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Redditch, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick District Council, Worcester, Wyre Forest.

E.ON (Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire)

Telephone

0333 202 4820

(please check with your provider for details of any charges which may apply)

Website

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Warmer-Homes/Green-homes-grant-funding.aspx

https://www.eonenergy.com/green-homes-grant.html

Email

Green Home Grants | E.ON - E.ON (eonenergy.com)

Marches Energy Agency (Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin)

0800 677 1307 (Derbyshire)

https://mea.org.uk

0800 677 1432 (Herefordshire)

https://keepherefordshirewarm.co.uk/

0800 112 3743 (Shropshire)

https://shropshire.gov.uk/private-sector-housing/keep-shropshire-warm-energy-saving-advice/

0800 677 1952 (Telford and Wrekin)

https://livewell.telford.gov.uk/Services/2836

(please check with your provider for details of any charges which may apply)

Email

advice@mea.org.uk

Areas Covered: Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derby (City), Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, Herefordshire, High Peak, North East Derbyshire, Shropshire, South Derbyshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Nottingham Energy Partnership (Nottingham and Nottinghamshire)

Telephone

0115 947 2207

(please check with your provider for details of any charges which may apply)

Website

www.GHGLADsNottsDerbys.com

Email

GreenHomeGrantLADs@nottenergy.com

Opening Hours

9am – 5.30pm (Monday to Friday)

Areas covered: Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham City, Rushcliffe.

Warmer Homes West Midlands (Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Birmingham and Solihull)

Telephone

0808 1968 298

Press option 1 if you live in Solihull or Birmingham or email warmerhomeswm@mea.org.uk

Press option 2 if you live in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell or Dudley or email warmerhomeswm@actonenergy.org.uk

(please check with your provider for details of any charges which may apply)

Website

https://warmerhomeswm.org.uk/

Email

Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell or Dudley only:

Solihull and Birmingham only:

Areas covered: Dudley, Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton.

YES Energy Solutions (Greater Lincolnshire, Leicester and Leicestershire)

Website

Please call 03309 126199

Lincolnshire LAD Funding for energy efficiency upgrades in Lincolnshire and Rutland | YES Energy Solutions

Leicestershire LAD Funding for energy efficiency | YES Energy Solutions

(please check with your provider for details of any charges which may apply)

Email

Contact Us | YES Energy Solutions

Areas covered: Boston, East Lindsey, Lincoln (City), North East Lincolnshire, North Kesteven, North Lincolnshire, South Holland, South Kesteven, West Lindsey, Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicester, Melton, Oadby and Wigston

To receive funding a Local Authority must sign and return their award letter which will release a mobilisation payment to support proposal development. The deadline for signing the letter is the 15th April. Once a Local Authority is satisfied that they meet the parameters, eligibility criteria, reporting and governance commitments, and they have signed the Award Letter, the LA can complete the required Proposal Form.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to the LAD inbox (MEH.LAD2@nottinghamcity.gov.uk). Proposals will be reviewed on three occasions, providing LA’s several opportunities to submit for review: 2nd April, 30th April and 24th May.

MEH will use the following assessment criteria to assess the proposals meet the project objectives:

• Strategic Fit: how well the proposal fits with the aims, desired outcomes and eligibility criteria of the LAD scheme.

• Delivery Assurance: an assessment of the feasibility and credibility of the project including detail on its timescales, procurement, quality assurance, auditing, monitoring, and evaluating requirements.

• Value for Money: The cost of the project in relation to its relative impact and proposed benefits to the housing stock it plans to improve.

For more details please refer to the guidance.

Installers

To help enable regional delivery, MEH are setting up two Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS) for Local Authorities to use to procure installers and professional services. Suppliers can sign up by completing the application on the portal and find further information by clicking the links below:

Installers: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=f76646ed-c7ad-eb11-810c-005056b64545

Professional Services: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=9b201c52-ffac-eb11-810c-005056b64545

What is a Dynamic Purchasing System?

A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is a method of buying commonly used goods, services, or works. It combines a pre-qualification process for suppliers, similar in effect to a 'select' or 'approved' list, with elements of electronic tendering, and aims to streamline the procurement process, reducing the workload and making it more efficient for both buyers and suppliers.

The DPS runs in two stages.

Stage one is pre-qualification; companies and individuals can apply to join the DPS by registering with the Authority's eTendering portal and completing the Supplier Questions.

Stage two is tendering. When an organisation wants to call off from the DPS, they will publish a tender pack which is sent to all entities registered against the relevant category. The tenders must be published for a minimum of ten working days and must end on a working day.

For further information regarding the LAD 2 scheme, please email MEH.LAD2@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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