WCHG grant funding success for carbon reduction project in Wythenshawe

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) has received confirmation of funding to support a £1.2m project under wave one of the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF).

The funding, which is part of a larger bid from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), will go towards upgrading homes in Wythenshawe, making them more energy efficient and helping cut fuel bills for customers as well as reducing carbon emissions.

The bid includes plans to retrofit 105 solid walls and mansard roof properties with external wall insulation and other fabric and ventilation improvements, significantly increasing the energy efficiency and comfort of these homes and raising them to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C rating.

It’s estimated this will save 55 tonnes of carbon per year.

The total project value is around £1.2million - with £800,000 contributed by government - and all successful projects are expected to completed by the end of March 2023.

Through WCHG’s Carbon Reduction Strategy, the organisation supports Manchester’s aspiration to be a carbon zero city by 2038 and to reduce carbon emissions year on year.

Rob MacDougall, Head of Assets for WCHG, said: “ We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this funding. It’s not only fantastic news for WCHG but also for our customers and community that will benefit from this investment. This funding supports the Great Places theme of our corporate plan, helping to progress the low carbon agenda and optimising the performance of our homes for future generations.”