Funding available to help heat your home in Scotland

Funding sources

Home Energy Scotland 

Home Energy Scotland from the Scottish Government is a free impartial energy advice service to help people save money and be warmer in their homes.  They offer simple energy saving tips, make referrals to funding schemes and can arrange benefits and tax credit checks to help people access available assistance.

If you would like more information about any of the schemes below, then please call Home Energy Scotland’s free helpline on 0808 808 2282 to check what support you might be entitled to.

Here is a quick overview of current funding schemes which could help you save money and be warmer at home:

Warmer Homes Scotland

Warmer Homes Scotland is the Scottish Government’s national funding scheme to support people who may be vulnerable to fuel poverty.  It is designed to help people make their homes warmer by supporting the installation of a range of energy saving measures such as a new central heating system or insulation. The scheme offers assistance to homeowners and private sector tenants who have lived in their property for at least six months and who meet the qualifying criteria.

Area-based schemes

These are geographically based schemes aimed at supporting householders with energy efficiency measures such as external wall insulation.  These are run by local authorities and can benefit both social tenants and private owners.


Interest-free loans of up to £15,000 are available for installing a variety of measures such as boiler controls, double glazing, insulated doors or flat roof insulation.

ECO: Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation

This scheme provides free or subsidised insulation and heating improvements for low income and vulnerable private householders.

Information last updated on 29 April 2024. Please note that information may be subject to change. All information is provided in good faith but Disability Information Scotland does not endorse any product or service referred to within this resource.

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