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£1.4m grant scheme to help energy in Wales social care

A Welsh Government grant scheme to support energy efficiency improvements and decarbonisation across residential social care providers, is now open for applications.

The £1.4m scheme is part of Welsh Government’s Backing Local Firms Fund, which has been established to support businesses in parts of the local everyday economy.

The funding being announced will support residential care providers to implement energy efficiency and low carbon measures, helping mitigate the impacts of the cost of energy crisis and move the sector one step closer to net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Open to residential care providers registered with Care Inspectorate Wales, this pilot scheme offers grants of between £30,000 to £50,000 to fund investments such as heat pumps, cavity wall insulation, double glazing/replacement windows, ground source heat pumps, loft insulation, tanks and pipes insulation.

Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for social care providers to reduce their impact of the energy crisis, improve their Energy Performance Certificate and make the social care sector more sustainable. I encourage all residential care providers to submit an application.

Eligible business have until 21st December to apply for funding. Information on how to apply can be found by emailing:

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