Help available for councils developing retrofit plan

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The MCS Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from local authorities and combined authorities looking to develop a Local Area Retrofit plan. 

The MCS Foundation will provide funding for facilitators to work with the local authority, local partners and installers, to develop and write a retrofit plan tailored specifically to an individual region and circumstances.

The Local Area Retrofit Accelerator (LARA) pilot project will also aim to set up local delivery groups, which will aim to turn the plan into substantive action, working with local supply chains, businesses, colleges and installers.  The MCS Foundation will also employ specialist staff to support the council in the development and delivery of these plans.

These pilot projects will focus on three local authority areas to develop area-based retrofit plans, to assess the implementation of the plan and their impact through a monitoring and evaluation programme.  The MCS Foundation will also support in attracting investment and funding where needed, but this is not guaranteed and could be limited. 

If your local authority would like to participate, please send an expression of interest please email Sara Prince: sara.prince@mcsfoundation.org.uk by midday 7th May for information on the application process.

Development of the Local Area Retrofit Accelerator has been led and funded by the MCS Foundation, a charity whose vision is to make every UK home carbon-free. LARA is a collaboration between the MCS Foundation and Ashden, Built Environment – Smarter Transformation, Connected Places Catapult, National Retrofit Hub and the UK Green Building Council.

Find out about retrofit at this year’s InstallerSHOW – running 25-27 June at the NEC.