FREE Renewable Heating Scheme to tackle the challenge of affordable warmth in Ryedale

Ryedale citizens could benefit from funding for first-time central heating delivered through the installation of an air source heat pump in their homes.

Homeowners and tenants who currently use inefficient storage heaters, room heaters or solid fuel heating, could get a new, fully funded renewable heating system installed in their home at no cost to themselves.

Funding was secured by Ryedale District Council along with North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council, Richmondshire District Council and Hambleton District Council through National Grid’s £150m Warm Homes Fund.

The renewable heating scheme aims to install 200 renewable heating systems in homes across the four authorities.  At the heart of the system is an air source heat pump, which typically provides more than three times the heat for each unit of electricity used to power it. This heat is delivered into the home via new radiators and a hot water system.

The scheme is targeting properties that do not have an existing gas, oil or LPG central heating system and are located away from the gas network. Householder eligibility criteria will also be taken into consideration as part of the qualification process.

Cllr Keane Duncan, Leader of Ryedale District Council, said: “Ryedale District Council is committed to providing sustainable solutions to the local challenges associated with fuel poverty. We are pleased to be working in partnership to launch this new project to help householders in Ryedale take back control of their energy bills and stay warm, safe and well.”

Jeremy Nesbitt, Managing Director of Affordable Warm Solutions CIC who administer the fund on behalf of National Grid, said:

“We are excited about this investment from National Grid and are delighted to support North Yorkshire Councils to fund the scheme to address fuel poverty across the region.

“Solving the issues associated with fuel poverty continues to challenge many of our stakeholders and the feedback we’ve already received provides evidence of how the Warm Homes Fund will make a positive difference to thousands of homes throughout Great Britain.”

Communitas Energy (CE) is managing the scheme on behalf of the Councils. To make an enquiry, please contact CE through its website: or by calling 0113 4862941.

If you would like to verify the scheme with Ryedale District Council then please contact 01653 600666.

To see how an air source heat pump works, watch this video:


Notes to editors

Notes to editor

North Yorkshire Warm Homes Heat Pump Scheme
The North Yorkshire Warm Homes Heat Pump Scheme is a programme developed by North Yorkshire County Council; Ryedale District Council; Scarborough Borough Council; Richmondshire District and Hambleton District Council.

Communitas Energy CIC has been appointed to manage delivery of the scheme and is also  providing funding through the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive as an Assignment of Rights Investor.

The funding for this scheme consists of:

The Warm Homes Funding contribution will provide up to 200 heat pump systems which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information about the North Yorkshire Renewable Heating Scheme please contact Communitas Energy:
T: 0113 4862941
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