Everything you need to know about the Scottish Government funded interest-free loan that helps make your home warmer and reduces the costs of your fuel bills
The amount of funding you can claim depends on what improvements you want to make. We’ve answered some of the more common questions below, and there are also links to important information that you should read before applying. You’ll find more information on our application form but, if you have any questions at all, just give us a call on 0808 808 2282.
Are you a homeowner? Great news - if you live in the property you own then you can apply. Call us free on 0808 808 2282 today.
Building your own Grand Design? You can use the loan for home renewables systems or energy storage systems; other measures aren't available if it's a self build.
Are you a landlord? You can still apply as long as:
Business or a property developer? Sorry - you can’t apply. But we do offer a range of other funding opportunities like the Scottish Government's RES SME loan scheme – see Grants and Loans for more information.
Still not sure if you can apply? Call us on 0808 808 2282 today - and our advisors will help.
Remember, the loan is only available for properties in Scotland.
What you can borrow depends on what improvement or installation you want. They’re grouped into two types:
The most you can borrow is £15,000 (including a maximum cashback amount of £3,750). There are also conditions attached to these amounts – read Home Energy Scotland Loan - in detail to find out more.
Maximum loan amount and cashback available for each energy improvement:
You can apply for up to two home renewables systems per home up to £17,500 in total, plus an energy storage system up to a maximum of £6,000 - read Home Energy Scotland Loan - in detail to find out more.
Maximum loan amount:
You can also borrow up to £500 (including up to £125 cashback) for what are known as secondary improvements. They're not available on their own - you need to combine them with one of the energy efficient improvements or renewables systems listed above. Examples include cylinder thermostats, heating controls or hot water jackets. Talk to our advisors to find out more.
Call us on 0808 808 2282 or request a callback today.
Loans are administered by Energy Saving Trust. Successful loans are subject to an administrative fee of 1.5%, up to a maximum of £150. Work must not commence before a loan offer has been made For certain improvements, you will need to use a certified installer.
Call us on 0808 808 2282 or request a call back today. You can only get an application from our advisors and they'll also help with any enquiries you may have.Call me back
Find out about repayment periods, and other conditions of the loan.Find out more
Find out about the specific requirements installers need to have, as well as certain things you must do to apply for the loan.More details