The Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) is a government programme that provides grant funding and guidance to local authorities for the early stages of heat network project development. Registered social landlords, property developers, universities, and NHS trusts can also apply.
Financial support from HNDU can be applied for via regular funding rounds. Funding Round 13 is open until midday, 31 December 2023. Details of Funding Round 13 are HERE. Costs eligible for funding are externally commissioned consultancy costs for heat network development work. The funding is targeted at the early stages of heat network projects, such as heat mapping, energy master planning, technical and economic feasibility and detailed project development. Funding Round 13 is open until midday, 31 December 2023
Other support provided by HNDU comprises a range of technical, commercial, and legal guidance. This is provided through the HNDU webpages and at in-person events. The Unit has also established an online information-sharing site, which allows local authorities to exchange learning.