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Insulation Funding

The Scottish Government provide grant funding to support the installation of solid wall insulation in Scottish homes. The Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme is designed to help homeowners with the costs of introducing energy efficiency and renewable systems like internal and external wall insulation into their home to reduce cardon emissions and energy bills.

Insulation Funding

The Scottish Government provide grant funding to support the installation of solid wall insulation in Scottish homes. The Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme is designed to help homeowners with the costs of introducing energy efficiency and renewable systems like internal and external wall insulation into their home to reduce cardon emissions and energy bills.  

Grant funding available for wall insulation: 

  • Solid Wall Insulation (External): up to £10,000 (£7,500 grant plus £2,500 optional interest-free loan)  
  • Solid Wall Insulation (Internal): up to £10,000 (£7,500 grant plus £2,500 optional interest-free loan)   

Easy Heat Systems provide a wide range of energy efficiency upgrades for properties that can accompany the installation of solid wall insulation to create a comprehensive energy upgrade package to lower energy usage and carbon emissions.  

Home Energy Scotland provide funding for a range of these renewable systems to support homeowners upgrading their homes with a package of energy efficiency measures. With varying levels of funding support available, they have been organised into two categories, Energy Efficiency Improvements and Renewable Systems. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS GRANTS AND FUNDING:​

Electric Heating:

up to £5,500 loan (£2,500 grant available for high heat retention storage heaters when installed as part of a package of measures)  

Glazing:

up to £8,000 (no grant available) 

Insulated doors:

up to £4,500 (no grant available)  

Flat roof or room-in-roof insulation:

up to £4,000 (£3,000 grant plus £1,000 optional interest-free loan)  

Loft, floor or cavity wall insulation:

up to £2,000 (£1,500 grant plus £500 optional interest-free loan). 

RENEWABLE SYSTEMS GRANTS AND FUNDING: ​

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels:

Up to £6,000 (£1,250 grant plus £4,750 optional interest-free loan). Funding only available for this measure if taken as a package of measures. 

Solar Water Heating Systems (Solar Thermal):

Up to £5,000 (interest-free loan only, no grant available) 

Hybrid Solar PV/ Water Heating Systems:

Up to £5,000 (interest-free loan only, no grant available) 

Energy Storage Systems (Heat or Electric batteries)

Up to £6,000 (£1,250 grant plus £4,750 optional interest-free loan). Funding only available for either a heat or electric battery and if taken as a package of measures. 

Air Source Heat Pumps:

£15,000 (£7,500 grant plus £7,500 optional loan, or £9,000 grant plus £7,500 optional interest-free loan if the household qualifies for the rural uplift). 

Ground Source Heat Pumps:

£15,000 (£7,500 grant plus £7,500 optional interest-free loan, or £9,000 grant plus £7,500 optional interest-free loan if the household qualifies for the rural uplift).  

Hybrid heat pumps (air to water):

£15,000 (£7,500 grant plus £7,500 optional interest-free loan, or £9,000 grant plus £7,500 optional interest-free loan if the household qualifies for the rural uplift). Funding is only available for the heat pump component of the system which must meet MCS standards to qualify. Only heat pumps that are whole house (provides both heating and hot water) and provides 100% of heating requirements are normally eligible for MCS certification.  

Wind Turbines: 

£2,500 (interest-free loan only, no grant available) 

Hydro Turbines:

£2,500 (interest-free loan only, no grant available) 

Biomass Boilers or Stoves (non-automated, non-pellet stoves or room heaters are not eligible):

£15,000 (£7,500 grant potentially available upon evidence that a heat pump is unsuitable for the property (£9,000 if the household qualifies for the rural uplift)

Connections to a Renewably Powered Heat Network scheme: 

£7,500 (interest-free loan only, no grant available). 

The grant and loan values stated above are taken from Home Energy Scotland and are accurate as of the 10th October 2023. To find out more about Home Energy Scotland and check your eligibility, please go to their website:

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