Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a solution to improve the management of housing stock, which leads to improved health outcomes.
Leeds city council and city of York council are committed to providing housing of the right quality, type, tenure and affordability. The councils understand that good quality housing has associated health and wellbeing benefits. Through cyclical maintenance and investment programmes they ensure their housing stock meets the needs of tenants.
It can be difficult to identify lifestyle or environmental issues within properties that might have a detrimental effect on a tenant’s health and wellbeing. The councils want to know if new technological solutions can help effectively monitor environmental conditions within housing stock and provide information to tenants. This could help influence behaviour change and improve their health and wellbeing.
Successful applicants must be prepared to spend time in Leeds and York working with local authorities and tenants.
This is phase 1 of a 2-phase competition. Phase 2 is dependent on the success of this phase
The funder expect projects in phase 1 to range in size up to total costs of £50,000 including VAT. TheyYou should consider the variety of housing types in Leeds and York, including high rise tower blocks, and the varying needs and demographic of tenants. It is important that your solution can be deployed in all properties and be understood and taken advantage of by all residents.
The solution you propose must:
You should consider:
You should be aware of:
Your application must have at least 50% of its contract value attributed directly and exclusively to research and development (R&D) services. R&D can cover solution exploration and design. It can also include prototyping and field-testing the product or service.
R&D does not include:
To apply you must:
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