1 February 2023
On 2nd December, the Scottish Government announced changes to make it easier for households to apply for heat pump subsidy support.
The new Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme provides a grant which can be taken on its own or alongside an interest free Home Energy Scotland Loan. This replaces the previous Home Energy Scotland Loan and Cashback offer, where the cashback element had to be taken in tandem with an interest free loan.How to apply
With immediate effect, the key changes are:
The Home Energy Scotland service, and associated funding, is managed by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) on behalf of Scotland’s new national public energy agency, Heat & Energy Efficiency Scotland. Replacing the cashback element of the previous Home Energy Scotland funding offer with a standalone grant was pledged in the 2022-23 Programme for Government.
£42 million has been committed to the initiative for the year 2022-2023 – almost double last year’s amount, indicatively sufficient for circa 5,600 heat pump installations.Read more