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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 1,200 towards energy efficiency measures that are recommended in the Green Deal assessment.

  • Up to 500 is available for insulation measures
  • Up to 400 for a boiler
  • Up to 300 for other measures such as glazing, LED lighting and heating controls

Special offer: If you submit your claim for payment prior to the 31st December 2013, you can claim up to 150 towards the cost of your Green Deal assessment. Find out more about the Green Homes Cashback Scheme.

For more information you can also call your local Home Energy Scotland 0808 808 2282, or visit the Energy Saving Trust website.

Funding for Landlords

Landlords can apply for a grant of up to 1,200 through the Green Homes Cashback scheme for a whole range of measures such as a boiler, double glazing, insulation, LED light bulbs and heating controls.

They can combine this with an interest free loan from the Small Business Loans scheme of up to 100,000 if further funds are needed.

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 Home Energy Scotland 0808 808 2282, and ask to speak to a Business Advisor or visit the Energy Saving Trust website.

Funding for Appliances

The Scottish Government is offering private sector landlords up to 500 towards replacing old and inefficient appliances in their rented properties.

Eligible appliances include:

  • fridges
  • freezers
  • fridge-freezers
  • dishwashers
  • washing machines

All appliances purchased need to have an A++ or higher energy rating.

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 Home Energy Scotland 0808 808 2282 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 eligibleare 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 Trustwebsite.

Find out more

For further information about the Green Homes Cashback Scheme please refer to the Energy Saving Trust website.

Green Deal

A Government-backed scheme to help you make cost-effective energy saving improvements. Instead of paying for the full cost of the improvements up front, you pay over time through a charge added to your electricity bill.

ECO (Energy Company Obligation)

Funding from the big six energy suppliers to support energy improvements for people on certain benefits, for those in solid wall properties and for households in the poorest parts of the country.

Find out more about Green Deal and ECO.

Feed-in Tariffs

On-going financial support for people generating electricity from renewable sources such as solar PV and wind.

Find out more about generating your own energy.

Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP)

A one-off payment to households installing renewable heating systems such as heat pumps, wood boilers or solar water heating.

Find out about phase 2 of the RHPP.

CARES (Community And Renewable Energy Scheme)

CARES has been established by the Scottish Government to encourage the local or community ownership of renewable energy across Scotland. It's a one stop shop for support, advice and loans to community groups and rural businesses who wish to generate renewable energy.

Find out about CARES.

Contact information

Home Energy Advice Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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