Decision details

Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Pilot Programme - acceptance of funding

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Arts & Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to accept funding from the North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Energy Hub for Local Energy Demonstrator Programme.

Decision:

Approval to accept the grant of £910,000 by NYC for revenue grant funding of £910,000 covering two financial years 2023/24 and 2024/25 to the Net Zero Hub Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Pilot Programme in consultation with the Corporate Director of Community Development, the Corporate Director - Resources and the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services), subject to:
a) formal approval that the match funding identified to support this project, from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) Decarbonising Communities and Businesses stream, can be allocated to this project; and
b) Assistant Chief Executive Legal and Democratic Services and Corporate Director of Resources approval of the terms and conditions of the funding agreement (at the time of writing, draft Terms and Conditions have not been received).

Reasons for the decision:

To enable delivery of a project to pilot innovative delivery methods for home energy efficiency advice, to support the implementation of the draft North Yorkshire Council Climate Change Strategy and to respond to the declared climate emergency.

Alternative options considered:

A process of co design with public, private and voluntary sector partners was undertaken to develop the most appropriate project design.

Publication date: 14/08/2023

Date of decision: 14/06/2023

Effective from: 22/08/2023

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