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  loan scheme

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 in Scotland for energy efficiency improvements, home renewables systems or connections to an approved district heating scheme powered by a renewable energy source.

To find out more click here or call your local Home Energy Scotland 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.