Enhanced Support to Make Homes Warmer and Greener

December 13, 2022

The Scottish Government has changed its approach to financial support for installing climate-friendly heat and energy efficiency measures in homes, in an attempt to make the process simpler and more affordable.

As of 2nd December 2022, the new Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme provides a grant which can either be taken on its own, or alongside an interest-free Home Energy Scotland Loan. This differs from the previous Home Energy Scotland Loan and Cashback offer, where the cashback element had to be taken alongside an interest free loan.

The key changes to the scheme are:

  • Grant funding for heat pumps up to £7,500. The remainder of funding requested can be taken up as an optional interest-free loan.
  • Grant funding for energy efficiency improvements – up to 75% of the combined cost of the improvements and up to the maximum grant amount of £7,500.
  • A rural uplift of £1,500 to both the heat pump and energy efficiency grants. This uplift increases the heat pump grant flat rate and the maximum limit of the energy efficiency grant to £9,000. 
  • Packages of measures created to support the uptake of complimentary measures that offer substantial improvement to energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation of households.

For more information, visit the Scottish Government website.

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