Scottish Home Energy Efficiency Programmes: Area Based Schemes
The Scottish Government has announced an increase to the funding that will be available for the 2021/22 period for the area based Home Energy Efficiency Programmes. Area Based Schemes are delivered by local authorities targeting fuel poor areas and communities. Funding also targets the 'hardest to treat' properties which require external wall or complex cavity wall insulation, making homes warmer and less expensive to heat.
£64 million - an increase of £9 million on last year - will be made available to local authorities to deliver energy efficiency measures to fuel poor households and communities. Funding will be used to invest in efficient heating systems, insulation and solar PV panels, among other things.