ERDF RetroFIT for the FUTURE




Successful Projects - RetroFIT for the FUTURE

The RetroFIT for the FUTURE project was a £5million project part funded by the European Regional Development Fund[1]. The project was led by Sefton Council and delivered by three Housing Associations - Torus, One Vision Housing and Magenta Living. Together seven low carbon retrofit schemes were delivered in Sefton and across the wider Liverpool City Region.

The aim of the project was to deliver improved thermal efficiency to homes, reduce carbon emissions and reduce fuel poverty in the region. The project ran from November 2018 to March 2023.

The project installed innovative & traditional external wall insulation, innovative underfloor insulation and innovative electric heating systems.

The project results are set out below:

  • Successfully delivered retrofit to 445 homes, leaving residents with warmer and/or more energy efficient homes.
  • Saved 356 tonnes of carbon a year, helping to tackle the climate emergency.
  • Decreased number of households living in fuel poverty in the region.
  • Delivered a behaviour change programme amongst residents.
  • Improved aesthetics of estates.
  • Stimulated wider investment, into the area, with gross value added estimated at £0.64m.

A Summative Assessments of Lessons Learnt was developed and the results shared with key retrofit partners in the Liverpool City Region, with the information used to inform future retrofitting proposals.


[1] The project received up to £2,376,416 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union, ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.  For more information visit






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Last Updated on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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