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