Grant to help make Argyll and Bute homes more energy efficient

Argyll and Bute CouncilArgyll and Bute Council is giving householders the opportunity to make their homes more energy efficient as a result of the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS).

The council has been awarded a grant of £1,669,978 to help residents make energy efficiency improvements to their properties such as external/internal wall insulation, underfloor insulation, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation.

The programme is available to owner occupiers and private rented householders living in council tax bands A to C, and band D if your income is less than £20,000.

Policy lead for housing, Councillor Robin Currie, said: “These grants are a wonderful opportunity for people to make their homes warmer and in turn save money on energy costs.

“The scheme will have a long lasting benefit for households across Argyll and Bute, helping to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emission, and I would urge people to make the most of this opportunity and sign up while they can.”

The scheme contributes towards the Scottish Governments target of alleviating fuel poverty; reducing greenhouse gas emission by 42% by 2020; and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

It also contributes towards the Local Housing Strategy’s aim to improve the overall quality and condition of housing.

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