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The preparation phase covers all the activities needed to take a project from initial concept to ready for approval, financing and execution. All these steps are required to make an effective application to the SHDF.

You don’t have to follow the steps below in a defined order. Many organisations will have different approaches to project development or will already have answered some of the key questions. As long as the tasks get completed before you finish the application, the order is not critical.

Delivery / post-retrofit

The delivery and post-retrofit phases cover all the activities needed to take your project from concept to reality, including design and installation, and then onto resident handover and long-term maintenance.