Grant to help make Argyll and Bute homes more energy efficient
Argyll 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.