York and North Yorkshire Net Zero Fund

How our region will benefit from £7 million of net zero investment.

Key information

Twenty three green schemes in York and North Yorkshire will share £7 million. These projects can deliver significant carbon reductions and contribute to the region’s ambition to be net zero by 2034.

Alongside carbon reduction, investment aims to:

    • create a pipeline of net zero projects that will drive economic growth
    • create jobs
    • reduce energy costs for businesses and communities
    • leverage further investment for the region

Funding has been secured from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Projects approved for funding

The 12 capital projects, receiving a share of £6 million are:

    • Moorland Restoration Project, Denton Park Estate
    • REstore, North York Moors National Park Authority
    • Net Zero for Yorkshire North and East Methodist District
    • The Electric Cow Project, Askham Bryan College
    • Solar PV and Battery Storage installation on Council Commercial Assets, North Yorkshire Council
    • Kildwick to Silsden Active Travel Link, North Yorkshire Council
    • Community Transport Decarbonisation, North Yorkshire Council
    • Decarbonising Community Buildings, North Yorkshire Council
    • Renewable Heating Upgrade – Alex Lyon House, City of York Council
    • Honeysuckle House heat pump communal heating upgrade, City of York Council
    • Street Lighting LED Conversion, City of York Council
    • Commercial Buildings LED Lighting Renewal Project, City of York Council

The 11 revenue projects, receiving a share of £1 million are:

    • Shore Power at Scarborough and Whitby Harbours, North Yorkshire Council
    • Establishing a Baseline for Evidence and an Action Plan for Regenerative Farming in York and North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
    • Lastingham Case Study, North York Moors National Park Authority
    • The Great Yorkshire Kelp Forest, East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership)
    • Whitby and Scarborough Park and Ride EV Hyperhub Business Case Development, North Yorkshire Council
    • Electric Vehicle Public Charging Infrastructure Rollout Strategy Next Steps, North Yorkshire Council
    • District Heat Network – Potto, North Yorkshire Council
    • Elvington Lane Solar PV, City of York Council
    • Harewood Whin Green Energy Park, City of York Council
    • North Wigginton Onshore Wind – Project Development, City of York Council
    • Green Energy Park at Seamer Carr and Decarbonising Allerton Waste Recovery Park, North Yorkshire Council

Funding was allocated, subject to further due diligence, at a meeting of the York and North Yorkshire Joint Devolution Committee on 23 October 2023.

Further information about the fund

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Green light to fund £7 million net zero projects

Investing in schemes that contribute to the region's ambition to be net zero by 2034.

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Investment call for housing and net zero projects launched

Expressions of interest are being invited for 2 funds.

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