Energy Efficiency for Homeowners
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland; Area Based Schemes (HEEPS; ABS)
The Scottish Government award this funding to Local Authorities to develop and deliver fuel poverty programmes (mainly solid wall insulation) in areas with high levels of fuel poverty.
The area-based schemes are designed and delivered by Local Authorities. They target fuel-poor areas to provide energy efficiency measures to a large number of Scottish homes while delivering emission savings and helping reduce fuel poverty.
The three objectives of HEEPS: ABS set out by the Scottish Government are:
- To reduce fuel poverty
- To reduce carbon emissions
- To encourage Energy Company Obligation activity in Scotland.
Working in partnership with the Scottish Government, East Lothian Council are offering grant funding to householders to encourage the uptake of energy efficiency improving measures with a specific focus on solid wall insulation and hard to treat properties.
These projects are funded by the Scottish Government in order to help householder’s access grants and assistance to make their homes warmer and more affordable to heat.
Since the introduction of HEEPs ABS in 2013/14, £4.0m of grant funding has been secured for programmes within East Lothian. This has included; loft insulation, cavity insulation and more recently External Wall Installation measures. All of which are linked to carbon reduction and have contributed to reducing levels of fuel poverty for around 1,877 private households in East Lothian.
To find out if you can benefit from this funding please contact Home Energy Scotland.