Funding boost for home improvements in North Lanarkshire
Homeowners in North Lanarkshire are set for to benefit from warmer homes and cheaper bills after North Lanarkshire Council received £2.9 million to improve energy efficiency following a successful funding bid.
Hundreds of homes in Cumbernauld, Coatbridge and Wishaw will benefit from the funding awarded from the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS).
Des Murray, head of housing property, said: “So far, almost 800 homes, both council and privately owned properties have benefited from our programme of improved heating and external wall insulation as part of the HEEPS programme.
“Securing this funding allows us to carry out further energy improvement work on another 373 properties over the next twelve months, which will help people reduce their annual energy bills.
“The money will be used to tackle fuel poverty and our local homes energy team have been working to identify properties need help to improve energy efficiency.”
Through the HEEPS: ABS scheme, local authorities bid for funding based on a number of factors including deprivation, child poverty, stock condition and heat mapping and identify projects to improve household energy efficiency.