Energy saving advice

Funding for home energy efficiency

There are available grants and loans available for home energy efficiency.  For information regarding available funds, please contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.  Home Energy Scotland provides free, impartial energy saving advice and can check your eligibility for any funding to help make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills.

Area Based Schemes

The Scottish Government has awarded us funding from their home energy efficiency programmes for Scotland: area based schemes funding. Parts of the Scottish Borders will benefit from energy efficiency upgrades to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat.

We, and Home Energy Scotland, will contact home owners, private tenants and landlords to notify them if they live in an area that is eligible for free measures through this scheme. The first step will be to undertake technical surveys of the eligible homes to check which free measures will work best for each home. After the survey, works will be carried out free of charge during this year long programme.

What measures are included in the Area Based Scheme funding?

The package of measures offered will be established according to the survey results, but could include:

  • External wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Hard to treat cavity wall insulation – blocks of flats over three storeys high or where the wall cavity is  narrower than usual
  • Draught-proofing
  • Connection to mains gas
  • Boilers
  • Heating controls

Find out more

To find out more, contact Home Energy Scotland by calling 0808 808 2282 (free from landlines and all major mobile networks) or texting ‘WARM’ to 81025.

Alternatively, you can contact the Housing Strategy team for more information.