Issue details

Green Homes Grant Scheme - request to utilise grant funding awarded via lead Borough Ealing

Cabinet is requested to delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Community, following  consultation with the Portfolio Holder for  Housing and Employment, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources and the Director of          Finance to:-


a.    Approve the request to grant the Housing Asset Management Team permission to collaborate with the lead Borough Ealing to utilise the funding awarded under the Green Homes Grant (GHG) coalition bid to enable retrofit solutions works to be delivered via an appointed managing agent within the lead Borough. The value of the grant is £4.783 million in total and £580,793 of this can be used to support works on private properties within Harrow.

b.    Tranche 1a will involve the Council recommending privately owned/ private rented properties for works. The full cost of works will be met by grant payments from Ealing Council with no financial impact on the Council’s General Fund or HRA and no impact on the Council’s borrowing requirement.

c.    Note a potential second phase of funding (tranche1b) if the lead Borough are successful with the submission bid. A total bid of £14.5 million on behalf of 10 Boroughs could amount to an additional sum of up to £1.232m per Borough.

d.    Tranche 1b, if successful will require the Council to contribute some additional funding from the HRA and will be reported to Cabinet as appropriate.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure and Ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards/Areas affected: (All Wards/Areas);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/12/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Category: Community;

Urgent: No;

Decision due: 21 January 2021 by Cabinet

Lead Member: Councillor Graham Henson; Councillor Phillip O'Dell

Lead member: Housing Portfolio Holder, Leader

Lead director: Nick Powell

Department: Community Directorate

Contact: Divisional Director, Housing Services Email:

Consultation process

CSB, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Portfolio holder for Finance and Resources.


Agenda items


  • Agenda Report and any related appendices