Home Energy Efficiency and Affordable Warmth


The rising of cost of living is having an effect on everyone, but there is support available. To find out more about what support is available please visit our dedicated Cost of Living Crisis pages.

Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland

These Scottish Government schemes support the uptake of home energy efficiency measures for those that have difficulty paying their fuel bills and keeping their home warm. They help to tackle fuel poverty and increase the uptake of home energy efficiency measures.

Area Based Schemes 

Using funding awarded by the Scottish Government, we are able to offer grant funding for eligible private homeowners in areas with high fuel poverty. The measures available typically include external and internal wall insulation and hard to treat properties.

Priority areas for the year 2023-24 are targeting the following:

  • internal wall insulation
  • air source heat pumps
  • PV (photovoltaic panels) and battery storage

To find out if you may be eligible, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.

To hear about Scottish Borders residents experiences of this scheme you can read our internal wall insulation, external wall insulation and air source heat pump  case studies.

Warmer Homes Scheme

The Warmer Homes Scheme provides insulation, efficient heating and renewable technologies in the homes of households who are struggling with the cost of high energy bills. The Scottish Government offers this support to homeowners and private sector landlords who have lived in their home for more than 12 months and who meet the eligibility criteria.

Home Energy Scotland Loan Scheme

Scottish Government provides an interest free loan for up to £38.5k to help make energy and money saving improvements for homeowners and private sector landlords. The loan can be used for measures such as wall insulation, double glazing, boiler upgrades and other renewable technologies.  

Find out more

For more information about EES:ABS, or to find out if you are eligible, you can phone Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or request a call back.

You may also be eligible for other fuel poverty related support including the Warm Home Discount and Help to Heat Scheme. These current schemes are all referenced on the Energy Action Scotland website. 

Our Financial Support and Inclusions Team can provide general benefits advice and support.    

Home Energy Scotland

Contact Home Energy Scotland for free and impartial advice and support on fuel poverty and energy efficiency.

Telephone: 0808 808 2282

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