Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) funding agreement for Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund wave 2.1
Decision Maker: Head of Corporate Strategy
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This decision was delegated to officers under Part 4.4 of the Council’s Constitution: all executive functions except those in Part 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7 are delegated to the officers in the senior management structure.
To enter into a Grand Funding Agreement with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for Energy Efficiency funding via the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund wave 2.1.
Reasons for the decision:
Cabinet, on 16 November 2022, resolved to grant approval for Oxford City Council to submit a funding bid in the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) 2.1 bidding round in November 2022, seeking a government funding contribution towards a retrofit programme for around 300 Council houses.
Agreement has now been made to funding terms in order to receive funding from SHDF wave 2.1.
The decision allows the Council to enter into a grant funding agreement to secure funds from BEIS.
Alternative options considered:
Not to enter into the funding agreement. This option was rejected due to the requirement to enter into the funding agreement in order for the release of funds for project delivery.
Signed off by senior officers:
Decision taken by Mish Tullar, Head of Corporate Strategy in consultation with Stephen Gabriel, Executive Director (Communities and People); Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services; and Councillor Linda Smith, Cabinet Member for Housing.
Publication date: 22/05/2023
Date of decision: 22/05/2023