When the Low Carbon Buildings Programme was launched in April 2006, £6.5 million was set aside for the household stream. In order to meet the higher than anticipated demand, a further £6.2 million of the total £28.5 million funding was re-allocated to the household stream on 25 October 2006. We continue to monitor the uptake of grants going forward.
When the Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase 1 was launched in April 2006, £6.5 million was set aside to be allocated to the household stream over three years. Due to higher than anticipated demand, we announced on 25 October 2006 that we would be re-allocating £6.2 million of the total £28.5 million funding to the household stream. This will give a total pot of £12.7 million, which on projected demand levels should allow householder funding to continue until June 2008. By this time, some of our wider measures to promote microgeneration should be taking hold, and we believe the sector may have matured to a point where householder grants are no longer necessary.
Since the launch of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase 1 in April 2006, £6.4 million has been allocated to 4,370 successful applicants.
Further information can be found at www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk, and by going to the information and resources section.