Jigsaw Secures Energy Funding to Upgrade Hundreds of Homes

Jigsaw Secures Energy Funding to Upgrade Hundreds of Homes

Jigsaw Homes Group has successfully secured a further £2.95 million in funding to upgrade the energy efficiency of hundreds of homes.

The funding comes from Wave 2 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund via the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Midlands Energy Hub.

It will be used alongside Jigsaw’s own project funding to update around 350 homes across Greater Manchester and the East Midlands that currently fall below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating C.

Work will include providing internal or external wall and loft insulation, new windows and doors and in some cases high retention storage heaters to create warmer homes and significantly lower carbon emissions.

Around 250 properties in Tameside and Greater Manchester will be upgraded, and around 100 in the Midlands by 2025.

As one of the largest housing providers in England with more than 35,000 homes in the North West and East Midlands, Jigsaw is committed to delivering more sustainable housing and has already begun projects to improve the energy efficiency of its homes.

The Group was one of the successful applicants of the SHDF Wave 1 funding in 2022 which has already helped to upgrade over 130 homes with a range of measures. This includes improved internal and external wall and roof insulation, energy efficient lighting, Air Source Heat Pumps and solar PV panels.

Jigsaw is also making significant improvements to homes within Greater Manchester with its own £8million investment programme underway to improve external installation and provide new windows and doors in some of its tower blocks.

Andy Marshall, Group Director of Asset Management at Jigsaw Homes Group said: “We are committed to boosting the energy efficiency of our homes and are confident that through the SHDF fund, we can reach our goal of having all our properties at a minimum EPC level C by 2030.

“Not only will this help us cut carbon emissions, we can also continue to make sure our buildings are safe and warm for our residents.”