Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) - Phase 1


Three Rivers District Council has secured Social Housing Decarbonisation Funding from the Government to improve the energy efficiency of local social housing with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or below. The funding will be administered by the Council to help qualifying tenants upgrade their homes.

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund aims to support green jobs and make progress towards national climate change targets while helping households to stay warm, save money, and reduce their carbon footprint.

Who is involved?

Three Rivers District Council are working with Watford Borough Council, housing associations Thrive Homes and Watford Community Housing, and managing agent OVO Energy, to deliver the funding to eligible homes.

What is the project about?

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will be supporting the installation of external wall insulation to over 130 properties in Three Rivers and Watford, which will help to make tenants’ homes healthier, more comfortable, and environmentally friendly. The improvements will also reduce the amount of energy needed to keep tenants’ homes warm, and refresh the external appearance of the properties too. 

You can read more about external wall insulation here: View OVO Welcome Pack (pdf)

Where will the project be targeting?

This scheme is targeting social housing owned by Thrive Homes and Watford Community Housing in the following roads:

Three Rivers:

Postcode Area:

Road Name:


Muirfield Road

Muirfield Green

Muirfield Close

Kenilworth Gardens

Ballater Close

Hayling Road

Arbroath Green

Blairhead Drive

Culverden Road

Brampton Road


Hornhill Road

Tudor Way

Church Lane

Dawes Lane


Postcode Area:

Road Name:




Breakspeare Close



If you are a Thrive Homes or Watford Community Housing tenant in Three Rivers or Watford and have received a letter inviting you to take part in the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund scheme, please contact your social housing provider for more information.


If you have already applied to the scheme and have questions about the status of your application, please contact the managing agent for the scheme, OVO Energy:

Phone: 0131 335 5286



Privacy Notice:

Please find the Privacy Notice for the SHDF scheme here:SHDF Privacy Notice (pdf)