The Scottish Government’s HEEPS: Loan scheme for Registered Social Landlords 2018/2019 has now closed for new applications.
Loans of between £30,000 and £1 million were available to housing associations and housing co-operatives to install energy savings improvements with the aim of progressing properties towards the required Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).
The loan could also be used to cover activities related to, or required in advance of, the installation of energy efficiency improvements (such as repairs to roofs in advance of the installation of loft insulation).
Loans were interest free and repayable over up to 10 years. Successful loans were subject to an administrative fee.
More information on what the funding covered can be found on our eligible measures list.
Internal wall insulation
External wall insulation
Cavity wall insulation
Room in roof insulation
Flat roof insulation
Under floor insulation
Hot water cylinder insulation
Insulation to all primary pipework
High performance external doors
Electric storage heaters
Warm air units
Flue gas heat recovery device
Heat recovery ventilation
Air source heat pump
Ground source heat pump
Micro combined heat and power
Enabling/associated works to allow one of the improvements above to go ahead**
*only available when replacing single glazing and must be combined on your application with at least one other measure
**For example, renewing gutters and downpipes alongside the installation of external wall insulation or repairs to roofs in advance of the installation of loft insulation. However, the cost of any enabling or associated works cannot constitute more than 50% of the loan amount.