Energy efficiency grants for social landlords

Wednesday June 12th, 2019

Extra funding to make homes warmer and promote carbon reduction.carbon_6626460Sml

Social landlords will benefit from £3.5 million in extra funding to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

The funding is being provided for measures such as insulation and internal improvements to social rented accommodation.

To receive the funding projects must also include activity to reduce a building’s carbon footprint, such as ground source heat pumps, biomass energy from organic material and solar panels.

By the end of 2021, the Scottish Government will have allocated more than £1 billion since 2009 to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency – making homes warmer and cheaper to heat.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Aileen Campbell said:

“A warm home that feels safe, stable and permanent gives people a greater sense of wellbeing. That is why are working to remove poor energy efficiency as a driver of fuel poverty and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“This year alone £145 million has been allocated to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s building stock.

“Social landlords are already making excellent progress towards their energy efficiency targets. This additional funding will help further that progress, encouraging innovative approaches and ideas.”

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