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Enhanced support to make your home warmer and greener

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From Friday 2 December it will be simpler and more affordable for you to install climate-friendly heat and energy efficiency measures in your home.

Grant funding is now available through the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan to help cover the costs of making energy efficiency improvements or installing renewable systems such as heat pumps.

For example, homeowners can now apply for a grant of up to £7,500 to install a heat pump and can decide whether to borrow any additional funds required as an optional interest-free loan. Previously, applicants were required to sign up for a loan before they qualified for this funding, but they can now access the money directly.

An extra £1,500 is also available for the first time to those living in rural and island homes which can face increased costs to install home improvements.

Customers who have submitted Home Energy Scotland Loan applications prior to Friday 2 December and have not yet received a funding offer will be processed as follows.

  • If the customer is eligible for a higher value grant and/or loan value under the new scheme, they will be offered funding under the new terms and conditions.
  • If the customer is eligible for a smaller grant than they would have been offered under the previous scheme or no funding, for example for gas boiler applications, they will be offered funding under the earlier terms and conditions.

Applicants who received a funding offer before Friday 2 December will be processed under the terms and conditions at the date of their offer. All new applications which are submitted and approved on or after this date will receive funding under the new terms and conditions.

Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is reserved for householders when they receive a written loan offer, not on application to the scheme. 

Find out more about the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan.

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