Argyll and Bute residents have the opportunity to make their homes warmer, more energy efficient and so save money, thanks to the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme.
The Scottish Government has awarded Argyll and Bute Council £1,673,832 to help residents make energy efficiency improvements to their properties. These include external/internal wall insulation, underfloor insulation, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation.
The programme is available to:
- Owner occupiers and private rented householders living in properties in Council Tax Bands A, B and C;
- Council Tax Band D properties are eligible if they have an energy rating of E, F or G; and
- Householders on islands who live in properties in Council Tax Band E to H if they have an energy rating of E, F or G.
The 2020/21 programme can also offer an uplifted grant of up to £14,000 to householders who meet certain criteria to be considered in extreme fuel poverty.
You can have your energy ratings estimated by contacting Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.
All works are carried out in line with current COVID-19 guidelines as set out by the Scottish Government and guidelines will be continually monitored in line with any future government guidance.
Policy Lead Housing, Roads and Infrastructure Services, Councillor Robin Currie, said: “Many hundreds of people in Argyll and Bute have already taken advantage of these insulation grants to make their homes warmer and save money on fuel costs.
“The scheme will have a long lasting benefit for households, helping to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emission – playing a part in creating a climate friendly Argyll and Bute. I would urge people to make the most of this opportunity and sign up while they can.”
The scheme contributes towards the Scottish Government’s targets of alleviating fuel poverty and of achieving net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045.
It also contributes towards the Local Housing Strategy’s aim to improve the overall quality and condition of housing.
In order to register for the programme, householders should contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282. Home Energy Scotland is the national advice line for energy advice and has access to all Scottish Government funded energy efficiency programmes.