Home Energy Grants and Schemes
Green homes cashback scheme
The Scottish Government is offering owner occupiers, private and social tenants and private sector landlords up to £500 towards energy efficiency measures that are recommended in either the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or Green Deal assessment, such as loft and cavity wall insulation.
In addition to this £500 you will also be entitled to claim up to £100 towards the cost of an EPC or Green Deal assessment being completed before and/or after installation.
Other energy efficiency measures are also covered by this scheme. To find out more, call your local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre on 0800 512 012, or visit the Energy Saving Trust website.
Funding for replacing a boiler
Private sector landlords can also access the £500 grant for replacing existing boiler/s with a new one. The same criteria for the cashback scheme will still apply; so the new boiler must be recommended in an EPC or Green Deal assessment and the property must have appropriate insulation levels (where possible).
Landlords can combine this grant with an interest free loan from the Small Business Loans Scheme of up to £100,000 if further funds are needed.
To apply please contact your local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre on 0800 512 012, and ask to speak to a Business Advisor or visit the Energy Saving Trust.
Funding for Appliances
The Scottish Government launched a new scheme in December 2012 to provide additional support to private sector landlords.
The new scheme is the Landlord Green Appliance Scheme, whereby you can gain a grant for replacing an existing appliance with a new energy efficient one.
Eligible appliances include:
- washing machines
The grant value will depend on the appliance being replaced and the efficiency rating of the new one purchased.
For full details on the scheme including eligibility requirements and measures, please visit the Energy Saving Trust.
How do I apply for funding?
These offers are open on a first-come first served basis.
In order to apply for financial assistance you should phone your local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre on 0800 512 012 to discuss your plans. They will check there is no other financial assistance available for this work and help with an initial eligibility check, as only certain measures are eligible for the cashback scheme.
The Energy Saving Scotland advice centre will then refer you to the cash back scheme if you are deemed a suitable candidate.
There are several other steps that you will need to take before you obtain financial assistance, for more information about these steps please refer to the Energy Saving Trust website.