£50 million for warmer, greener homes in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £18 million will be available this year to help householders install energy efficient measures and reduce their heating bills.

Bringing the total support available through Home Energy Scotland to £50 million in 2021-2022, financial support worth up to £5,000 is also available to make homes more energy efficient through improvements like home insulation, double glazing or a new heating system.

People are being urged to seek support and advice from Home Energy Scotland to help make their homes warmer and reduce their heating bills, on average by up to £300. Recent research shows that 70 per cent of people in Scotland feel concerned about energy bills rising, with almost two thirds using more energy than usual during the first 12 months of the pandemic.

Home Energy Scotland also supports households with practical advice and, where appropriate, install energy efficient measures - making homes more energy efficient and savings householders money.

Patrick Harvie, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, said: “As the colder weather returns and given the concern around rising energy bills, we want to ensure that people are aware of the support available to keep their homes warm this winter. Home Energy Scotland offers advice, support and funding to help people make energy saving improvements, helping them reduce their energy costs.

“The free impartial advice and support is available for anyone concerned about paying their energy bills and we would urge people struggling with their fuel bills to get in touch with Home Energy Scotland.”

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