Scotland invests £5m to make poor homes efficient


Scotland is investing £5 million to help the poorest households make their homes energy efficient.
The Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS): Cashback Scheme aims to tackle fuel poverty.
It will help meet the cost of installing measures such as solid wall insulation or hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation.
Under the scheme, 28 housing associations and councils across Scotland will receive funding to improve around 2,000 homes.
Social landlords can apply for up to £250,000 to help reduce the cost of tenants’ heating bills.
Scottish Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said: “These energy efficiency measures will help families who are struggling to make ends meet by saving money on their heating bills. The Scottish Government wants to create a fairer, equal and more prosperous country. A supply of high quality housing stock underpins that ambition.”
The Scottish Government claims has so far invested £119 million for fuel poverty and energy efficiency this year.
A new group which will find ways to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland has been established.