Scottish Government offers up to £13,500 cashback through home improvement scheme

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Homeowners across Scotland could receive up to £13,500 cashback as part of a £4.5 million scheme aimed at helping people install renewable and energy efficiency measures in their homes.

The new Scottish Government cashback initiative will also help homeowners save money on their future energy bills.

People will be able to apply for 75 per cent cashback up to the value of £7,500 towards the cost of a renewable heating system and a further 40 per cent cashback up to £6,000 for installing energy efficiency measures.

The new initiative is in addition to the £4 million renewable heat cashback scheme for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) which opened for applications earlier this month.

Scotland’s Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “This new scheme is part of our ongoing work to support people to install renewable heat measures and improve energy efficiency in homes across Scotland while we also seek to stimulate development of local supply chains.
“The Scottish Government already provides a substantial free advice and support service to Scottish households to support them to make the transition to renewable heat and improve energy efficiency in their homes.”

The new cashback fund is part of the Scottish Government’s action plan to reduce emissions from heating our buildings and support a green economic recovery from Covid-19.

The cashback offer for homeowners is an extension of the Home Energy Scotland loan scheme which offers interest free loans for those looking to install renewable and energy efficiency measures in their homes.

Both incentives will operate on a first-come-first-served basis until the end of financial year 2020/21.

For more information visit our Home Energy Scotland Loan section.