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HEEPS: Loan scheme for Registered Social Landlords

Scheme closed for applications

The Scottish Government’s HEEPS: Loan scheme for Registered Social Landlords 2018/2019 has now closed for new applications.

General loan information

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.

Eligible measures

Internal wall insulation

External wall insulation

Cavity wall insulation

Loft insulation

Room in roof insulation

Flat roof insulation

Under floor insulation

Hot water cylinder insulation

Insulation to all primary pipework

Draught proofing

Window glazing*

High performance external doors

Condensing boiler

Electric storage heaters

Warm air units

Heating controls

Flue gas heat recovery device

Heat recovery ventilation

Radiator panels

Air source heat pump

Ground source heat pump

Biomass boiler

Micro combined heat and power

Solar photovoltaics

Micro wind

Micro hydro

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.

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