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Retrofit Information, Support and Expertise

RISE is a free support service funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), which provides training, guidance and support to help social housing providers, local authorities and their supply chains across England plan and deliver successful domestic retrofit programmes.

RISE replaces the services formally known as the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator and the Home Upgrade Hub. RISE brings both of these highly successful programmes together, creating a single comprehensive and easy to navigate service.



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Supporting England’s housing providers and their supply chains

RISE offers a clear and simple pathway for organisations looking to bid for government funding to deliver domestic retrofit schemes.

Our expert-led team creates and delivers high quality training, events, content and one-to-one mentoring. These are all about making it easier for organisations to develop retrofit plans that not only attract funding but also meet the needs of residents, create more comfortable homes and support decarbonisation commitments. 

As a centre of excellence, we also offer a comprehensive online hub of resources and ongoing learning and development programme, which makes accessing our services simple and easy to fit around busy schedules. 

Alongside this, RISE offers support to those across the retrofit supply chain, enabling suppliers to better meet the needs of customers and the sector as a whole.

Critically, we offer all this valuable support for as long as it is needed. We make sure it’s as relevant to those at the very start of their retrofit journey as it is to those with more experience but who are looking to expand and improve. 

Get ahead and get prepared for future waves of funding with our self assessment form

Whether you are looking to bid for the upcoming wave 3 of SHDF funding, or for future funding to support local authority retrofit programmes, the RISE team can help. 

The first step is to complete our new self assessment form. This allows us to identity exactly what support you might need with your project planning and bid preparation. 

Start the self assessment now, to get ahead and be fully prepared for all future rounds of funding. 

The RISE Knowledge Hub

RISE offers a comprehensive online hub of resources, including on-demand Masterclasses on a wide range of topics, a podcast series, a range of toolkits and articles. RISE makes sure all this knowledge and expertise is easy to find and easy to access - offering you a clear pathway to success.


Webinars and workshops

The RISE team brings together a dynamic programme of webinars, workshops and briefings to help you develop and deliver high-quality funding bids and retrofit projects. Always delivered by sector experts, these events are always free, and designed to fit into a busy schedule. 



Covering a wide range of subjects through expert interviews and lively discussion, the RISE podcast will help you keep up to date and feeling confident as you develop your retrofit project and bid for funding.


A wide range of key information and expert advice is provided via a comprehensive series of on-demand masterclasses and insightful online events. We’re adding new content all the time, so please check back regularly for the latest updates.


Our comprehensive collection of in-depth toolkits will guide you through the bid writing journey and help you develop an effective retrofit project. From start to finish, these accessible guides will give you the tools you need to reach your net zero goals.

Retrofit Essentials

Retrofit Essentials is a programme designed to provide social housing professionals with the essential knowledge needed to create a retrofit strategy.

Knowledge Hub

The RISE Knowledge Hub is a collection of expert-produced articles covering a wide range of technical and bid management topics.

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