Labour-led Norwich City Council successfully bids for £1.5 towards net zero target
Norwich City Council has successfully bid for £1.5m of funding to support its award-winning carbon reduction programme. This includes £740,000 through the government decarbonisation funding scheme, which will be used to deliver renewable heating at City Hall, three major LED lighting retrofitting programmes, and a large solar system at the council’s new environmental services depot at Hurricane Way.
Additionally, the council has also been successful in applying for a £715,000 share of the £500m Green Homes Grant scheme, which will see 50 homes receive solid wall insulation/cladding, and a further 30 receive solar PV.
Cllr Kevin Maguire, cabinet member for safe and sustainable city environment, says:
“I am pleased that the city council has successfully bid for this significant additional funding as we continue to deliver against our ambitious, award winning plans to reduce our carbon emissions to zero and lead a green recovery from Covid.
Keeping Norwich a liveable city for future generations is a key theme of our Norwich 2040 City Vision, and this funding will allow us to progress ambitious projects to make that expectation a reality.”