Home energy and fuel

Information about home energy and fuel schemes.

Making energy efficiency improvements to your home can reduce heating bills and help lower carbon emissions.

There are currently 4 funding initiatives in operation for home energy and fuel.

The Local Authority ECO Flex Scheme

The funding for this scheme is provided by the main gas and electricity companies in Scotland who are under an obligation to spend some of their profits on improving home energy efficiency.

Our statement on intent paves the way for funding to be made available to certain home owners and for private rented properties, to make improvements to the energy performance of their homes.

The statement also details the households who'll be considered eligible for the scheme and who could benefit from this in the area. 

We approve the eligibility of applications put forward by the approved contractors on behalf of householders for the grant funding. We don't have a contract with the installers to carry out work in the private sector so we don't monitor the work and can't take any responsibility for any work the homeowner has agreed to.   

Householders must be satisfied that they're happy to sign any contract directly with the installers. No upfront payment is needed and work can't start until we've approved the application for grant funding.

Contact the Home Energy team

Energy Efficient Scotland (EES) - area based schemes

Under this scheme (formerly known as HEEPS) local authorities  get funding from the Scottish Government to deliver energy efficiency programmes (mainly solid wall insulation) to homes in areas with high levels of fuel poverty. Homes in Council Tax bands A to C within certain postcode areas of East Renfrewshire will be contacted by our approved contractor if they qualify to have work carried out.

Warmer Homes Scotland

Warmer Homes Scotland is the Scottish Government's national scheme to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland. It provides insulation, efficient heating and renewable technologies in the homes of households who are struggling with the costs of high energy bills to keep their homes warm. 

Residents can only be referred to this scheme by Home Energy Scotland who'll advise if the household qualifies to have work carried out under this initiative. If the household is eligible, a survey will be completed and work carried out by an approved contractor.

Home Energy Scotland loans

For those residents who aren't eligible for funding under the ECO, EES or Warmer Homes Scotland, an interest free loan may be available to households in Scotland who wish to make energy efficient improvements to their home. 

For more information on Warmer Homes Scotland, the interest free loan, or to make your home more energy efficient, contact Home Energy Scotland for free impartial energy advice.

Last modified on 26 January 2022