Make en­ergy and money sav­ing home im­prove­ments with in­ter­est-free loans from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s Home En­ergy Scot­land in­ter­est-free loan is help­ing home­own­ers make en­ergy and money sav­ing im­prove­ments to their home. Up to £38,500 per home is cur­rently avail­able to owner oc­cu­piers and some reg­is­tered pri­vate sec­tor land­lords in Scot­land. The loan can be used for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments like in­su­la­tion and re­plac­ing sin­gle glaz­ing with dou­ble glaz­ing, with cash­back grants of up to 25% also avail­able for a lim­ited time. Home re­new­ables sys­tems like biomass boil­ers and so­lar pho­to­voltaic pan­els are cov­ered as well as en­ergy stor­age sys­tems and con­nec­tions to an ap­proved district heating scheme pow­ered by re­new­able en­ergy. Loans must be used to im­prove ex­ist­ing res­i­den­tial build­ings. New build­ings un­der con­struc­tion, where the prop­erty is al­ready owned by the in­tended owner oc­cu­pier, are also el­i­gi­ble for sup­port for re­new­ables sys­tems or district heating con­nec­tions but not en­ergy ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments. GEN­ERAL IN­FOR­MA­TION Fund­ing is on a first-come, first-served ba­sis and is sub- ject to avail­abil­ity. Cash­back grants are not avail­able for re­new­able tech­nolo­gies like so­lar PV or for district heating con­nec­tions. Only Home En­ergy Scot­land can ar­range to have an ap­pli­ca­tion form sent to you; third par­ties like in­stall­ers or let­ting agents can­not ap­ply on your be­half. Work must not com­mence on any in­stal­la­tion un­til you re­ceive a loan of­fer in writ­ing. All ap­pli­ca­tions will un­dergo credit and af­ford­abil­ity checks. Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants who claim fund­ing will need to pay an ad­min­is­tra­tive fee of 1.5% of the to­tal loan value up to a max­i­mum of £150 per ap­pli­ca­tion. The com­plete loan terms and con­di­tions are stated in the ap­pli­ca­tion form. GET IN TOUCH NOW If you are in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing or would like more in­for­ma­tion, please call Home En­ergy Scot­land on 0808 808 2282 (free from land­lines and most mo­biles).

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