Ready for Retrofit, is a three-year project offering a new funding opportunity for social landlords in the south west of England (except Cornwall) to improve the energy efficiency of their existing stock. The programme is run by the Energy Saving Trust. It has just signed contracts worth 0ver £660,000 with two Social Housing Associations in the South West. The programme, which awards funding to social housing suppliers to retrofit their properties with energy efficiency or micro generation measures confirmed the awards to Alliance Homes and Westward Housing Group. Alliance Homes in Bristol have been given £503,056 to retrofit measures to make its challenging properties in the Portishead area more energy efficient. Alliance Homes will top up the funding to £819,081 to improve 63 properties that currently suffer high wind exposure and fabric issues, resulting in high fuel costs. Installations will include solid wall insulation, loft top up’s for top floor flats and bungalows, LED lighting as well as replacement of gas boilers and mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems.