Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland:Area Based Scheme (HEEPS:ABS)

The schemes aim to improve the energy efficiency of older, hard-to-treat properties that are owned or privately rented.  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.

Dumfries and Galloway Council          South Ayrshire Council          East Ayrshire Council

Local Energy Scotland Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES)

Local Energy Scotland is an independent network funded by Scottish Government established to help community groups become involved in community renewables, whether taking forward a community owned scheme or engaging in a large-scale commercial project. Now open to Housing Associations and Local Authorities. Click here to read more about CARES or if you would rather speak to someone, contact your Local Development Officer, Madeline Crawford, based at at Auchincruive who can give you practical advice and talk you through your ideas or issues. Call  free on 0808 808 2288 to progress your renewable energy plans, or simply to find out more.

A consortium made up of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), Changeworks, Energy Agency, SCARF and The Wise Group are administering and managing the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) from the 1st August 2013. Ricardo-AEA will also support delivery.

Resource Efficient Scotland

Resource Efficient Scotland is a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, funded by Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund.

They provide free, specialist advice, access to funding and suppliers, and in person on-site support to help Scottish SMEs cut their energy, water and raw material costs.

By using resources more efficiently, Scottish organisations could save £2.9bn every year.

For further information on what RES does and how they can help your organisation, visit their website   or speak to your local Implementation Advisor, Abbe Cusack, on 01292 525516.  Alternatively phone the HUB on 0808 808 2268


The Energy Agency’s mission is to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to national reduction.