Social landlords in Scotland are now be able to apply for a chunk of the £4.5m fund to improve energy-efficiency measures in their homes.
The latest phase of the green homes cashback scheme, run by the Energy Saving Trust, has a larger amount of funding available for associations and local authorities as previously they could only get a share of a £1m pot after it was extended in October 2013.
The additional funding was announced in May, and landlords can apply for up to £250,000 each from today. The scheme also applies to p
Margaret Burgess, housing minister, said: ‘Energy-efficiency measures can make a huge difference to families who are struggling to make ends meet, and social landlords will now be able to apply for up to £250,000 in funding to help drive down the cost of tenants’ fuel bills’.
The eligible measures are:
- Internal or external solid wall insulation, boilers, and other insulation measures including cavity wall insulation, flat roof insulation, floor insulation, loft insulation and room-in-roof insulation.
- Other measures including cylinder thermostat, double/triple glazing, draught proofing, fan assisted electric storage heating, flue gas heat recovery system, heating controls, hot water tank insulation, insulated doors, replacement warm air unit, secondary glazing and waste water heat recovery.