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RISE Knowledge Hub

Created by experts to support your planning and funding bids

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

The Knowledge Hub is structured to take you through each stage of developing a retrofit project, from early stage preparation to delivery and beyond. It also shares insights into some of the main funding streams - the Local Authority Retrofit Scheme, and the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. 

Preparing a retrofit project

The preparation phase covers all the activities needed to take a project from initial concept to ready for approval, financing and execution. All these steps are required to make an effective application for funding.

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Delivery and post retrofit

The delivery and post-retrofit phases cover all the activities needed to take your project from concept to reality, including design and installation, and then onto resident handover and long-term maintenance.

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LARS

£500 million is being made available for local authorities across England as part of a new local authority retrofit scheme. This funding is expected to be delivered from 2025-2028.

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SHDF

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will upgrade a significant amount of the social housing stock currently below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C up to that standard. It will support the installation of energy performance measures in social homes in England, and help deliver warm, energy efficient homes, reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

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