Grants & Incentives

Renewable Heat Incentive

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions.

Two Schemes - Domestic & Non-Domestic

The Renewable Heat Incentive has two schemes - Domestic and Non-Domestic. They have separate tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes. Ofgem administer both.

For more information go to Ofgem website

Home Energy Scotland renewables loan scheme

What is available under the scheme?

  • For renewables systems - up to 75 per cent of the total cost of renewables systems up to £10,000 .
  • For district heating scheme connections - up to 100 per cent of the total cost of connecting to a district heating scheme up to £5,000.

Who can apply?

Loans are available to owner occupiers in Scotland for residential existing buildings and new buildings under construction where the property is already owned by the intended owner occupier.

For more information read here or call your local office on 0808 808 2282.

Feed-in Tariffs (FITs)

Under this scheme the larger energy suppliers have to make regular payments to householders and communities who generate their own electricity from renewable or low carbon sources such as solar electricity (PV), wind turbines, hydroelectricity, anaerobic digesters and micro combined heat and power (CHP)

To read more click on the link or call your local Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282


Community Energy Scotland is responsible for delivering Scottish Government funds to the following different strands:-

  • CARES loans for rural businesses
  • CARES loans for communities
  • CARES loans for cluster developments
  • CARES infrastructure and Innovation Fund
  • Long term community CARES loans

Cares Grant Fund

  • CARES Start Up Grant Communities
  • CARES Urban and now Rural grant

For more information click here and also find out who your local Development Officer is.