Grants & loans

Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland; Area Based Scheme

Funds are being targeted at areas prioritised by Energy Company Obligation (ECO) legislation, which reflect the areas most in need.

Measures include: Solid Wall Insulation

For further information on the schemes, qualifying criteria, measures available and application process for each area, please select one of the following links or call the Scottish Government Home Energy Scotland Hotline free on 0808 808 2282.

South Ayrshire    East Ayrshire    Dumfries & Galloway

Central Heating Assistance Program (CHAP)

What can I get?

The scheme offers £500 grants towards new or replacement systems. The installer can be of the householder’s choice but must be Gas safe/Oftec or Select registered and must be installing an A+ rated system.

Who can benefit?

People who are over 60 and spend more than 10% of their income on fuel bills.

People with an income of up to £17,500 who do not receive benefits but who spend more than 10% on fuel bills.

People who are in Council tax band D-H and spend more than 10% of their income on fuel bills.

How do I apply?

Contact Ruth Sutherland who will send out an application form.

Householder needs to get 3 quotes and submit with the application form.

On receipt, Ruth will arrange to visit to check qualification and then give authorisation.

Householder then arranges install and lets Ruth know when invoice received.  She will then arrange to view the new system and will pass invoice for grant payment.  Money paid direct to bank account or by cheque, normally within 7 days.

Call Ruth on 01292 525515 or 521896

Home Energy Scotland Loan

The Home Energy Scotland loan helps homeowners make energy and money saving improvements to their home. This interest free loan is funded by the Scottish Government and is currently open to applications.

Funding up to £32,500 per home is available to owner occupiers and eligible registered private sector landlords for energy efficiency.

Cashback grants are also available for a limited time for energy efficiency improvements.

If you are interested in applying or would like more information please call your local Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 (free from landlines and most mobiles). 

Funding operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to availability. 

HEEPS: Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme

Who is the scheme for?

Warmer Homes Scotland is designed to help vulnerable people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving measures. The Scottish Government is offering assistance to homeowners and private sector tenants struggling to heat their home, who have lived in their property for at least six months, and who meet the qualifying criteria. 

What support is available?

The measures offered will depend on a survey of the property. If you have had assistance through a Government programme before, you can still apply for Warmer Homes Scotland if you meet the qualifying criteria. Assessors will recommend measures suitable for the property, including a range of insulation and heating measures, and in most cases costs will be met by the Scottish Government. There will be a need for customer contributions in some instances for certain more expensive measures, such as solid wall insulation. Potential measures include:

  • Wall insulation
  •  Loft insulation
  •  Draught-proofing
  • Central heating
  • Renewables

For more information about the scheme, and to check if you qualify, please contact Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282.