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Looking to help members of your community get advice on energy saving in their homes, and the funding available to them? Home Energy Scotland can help

Home Energy Scotland works in partnership with community organisations to provide help and support to individuals.

Householders can contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282, or with their permission your organisation can refer them in real time through the Home Energy Scotland secure, online referral portal.  

One of our expert advisors will contact them to provide advice and refer them on, as appropriate, for support from our trusted schemes to help with energy saving or income maximisation. You will then be able to access a progress report through the portal. 

If you would like to set up a referral partnership with Home Energy Scotland, using the portal or another referral mechanism, contact your Home Energy Scotland advice centre on 0808 808 2282 or request a call back.

Your local Home Energy Scotland advice centre can provide leaflets, an advice stand, workshops, fuel efficient driver training, training for staff and volunteers, briefings, support for funding applications, and much more.

Download our Working in partnership with Home Energy Scotland document for more information.

Download our Save Energy at Home factsheet in community languages below. Our written information can be translated into other languages, braille or audio on request.

For more information on working with Home Energy Scotland contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or contact Sitar Ramsay, our Communities Officer, at sitar.ramsay@est.org.uk or on 0131 555 7911

Looking to undertake a renewable energy project with your community? Local Energy Scotland can help

Local Energy Scotland delivers the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES).

Local Energy Scotland offers a range of free resources, including:

  • Advice on the best route for your community, whether a wholly-owned renewable energy project or a local energy systems approach
  • Financial support through grants and loans to accelerate community renewable projects
  • A network of regional development officers can offer free impartial advice and support to communities
  • Support with the development process through the CARES Toolkit, an online guide and downloadable documents
  • Information on payments given by commercial developers to community groups through the Community Benefit Register

Contact Local Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2288 or at info@localenergyscotland.org for more information.

Looking to make your business more resource efficient? Resource Efficient Scotland can help

Resource Efficient Scotland is a Scottish Government funded programme, which is delivered by Zero Waste Scotland. It was established to help organisations including SMEs and community groups save money and carbon by using energy, water and material resources more efficiently.

Resource Efficient Scotland provides:

  • Free, expert advice to help implement resource efficient measures
  • Help identifying opportunities for your premises including estimated costs and payback times
  • Detailed, impartial cost-benefit analysis to help build a case for implementation (once you have identified an area you need help with or if you are already considering a specific measure)

Contact Resource Efficient Scotland on 0808 808 2268 or enquiries@resourceefficientscotland.com for more information.

Looking to tackle climate change in your community? The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) can help

The Climate Challenge Fund is a Scottish Government programme, managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful. It supports community-led projects that will reduce carbon emissions and make community improvements, through:  

  • Installing energy efficient measures in community owned buildings
  • Advice and support on energy efficiency
  • Provision of lower carbon travel alternatives
  • Community growing schemes
  • Schemes to reduce, reuse and recycle waste
  • Dedicated CCF Development Officers who support applicants and grant recipients, through Keep Scotland Beautiful

There is free training, support and resources available through the Community Action Support Programme (CASP).  This is for Climate Challenge Funded projects and other Scottish based community-led organisations with an interest in tackling climate change.  Find out more about the free support available through CASP

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