Phase 2: Communities Scheme

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) Community Scheme is a funding mechanism to assist communities in England, Wales and Scotland to support domestic renewable heat installations in privately owned homes.

The Scheme is targeted at making renewable heating affordable for middle to low income households  and aims to maximise carbon reduction by reaching homes with high carbon, expensive to run heating systems (especially those off the gas network) and ensuring that heating systems are installed after or alongside energy efficiency measures.

Technologies that are supported under the scheme include:

  • solar thermal panels 
  • heat pumps (air to water, ground source or water source but excluding air to air and exhaust air heat pumps) 
  • biomass Boilers

This scheme was launched on 24 July 2012 and successful community groups announced on 3 December - - full details of the scheme are available on the EST website.

The full list of successful applicants 

  • Affordable Warmth Project
  • Barton Green Deal
  • Exmoor Woodheat
  • Fillongley: Fired Up
  • Fintry Community Renewable Heat Scheme
  • Gwres - Clean Heat Made Affordable
  • Hounslow Heat Exchange
  • Leicestershire & Rutland RHPP
  • Lets Go Solar, St Werburghs
  • Lower Swale Community Heating Project
  • Moor and Coast Renewable Heating Project
  • North Lincolnshire Rural Renewable Heat Project
  • North Suffolk Renewable Heating Project ("The Project")
  • Ouse Valley Heat Project
  • Pentref Gwyrdd Aelhaearn
  • PURE SHINE (Stimulating Householders to Invest in New Energy)
  • ReHAB North Oxfordshire (Renewable Heat for Appropriately Built and insulated homes in North Oxfordshire)
  • Renewable Energy And Community Heat (Reach)
  • Renewable Energy Around Louth (REAL)
  • Renewable Heat for Lochbroom
  • Renewable Heat in the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Rother Renewable Heat Project  (East Sussex)
  • Rural Cumbria Connects
  • Rural Suffolk Energy Wise
  • Ryedale Green Heat  Initiative
  • Scottish Communities Off-gas Renewable Energy (SCORE)
  • Sherburn Hill Sustainable Community Project
  • Sunbath
  • Sustainable Crediton Warm Homes Project
  • The Settle Area Renewable Heating Project
  • The Warm Futures Project
  • Totnes Transition Streets Renewable Heat.
  • Upper Amman and Swansea Valley
  • Wakefield Green Heat Scheme
  • Warm Homes in a Rural Community
  • Warming Wallingford
  • Western Isles Renewable Incentive
  • WREN Domestic Heat Project 



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