£30 million to Cut Fuel Bills and Make Homes Warmer

The SNP Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) has announced £30 million of funding to help householders make their homes more energy efficient.

Individual householders can apply for an interest-free loan of up to £15,000, with a 25% cashback offer, to install a variety of energy efficient measures to help make homes cheaper to keep warm. Measures include solid wall insulation, internal and external, cavity wall, loft and roof insulation, draught proofing and boilers.

Interest-free loans will also be available to Registered Social Landlords to help them carry out energy efficiency improvements to their properties.

Minister for Housing Kevin Stewart said:

Keeping heating bills to a minimum is a priority for all of us. Last year we helped over 1,700 households cut their fuel bills thanks to a HEEPS loan. This latest round of funding will help make a further 8,000 homes cheaper to keep warm”.

Added Kenneth Gibson:

The SNP Government has committed £114 million on domestic energy efficiency this year and this latest announcement is yet another step in helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland cut their fuel bills whilst keeping their homes warm.

Individual households or private sector landlords looking for a loan should call 0808 808 2282, or visit www.homeenergyscotland.org