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Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan

The Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan provides eligible homes in Scotland up to £15,000 in support to help them switch from a gas or oil boiler to a clean energy heat pump.

Of that funding, £7,500 is a grant (£9,000 for rural homes) and £7,500 is an optional interest-free loan. It makes installing clean energy-tech even more accessible and affordable.


£7,500 air source heat pump grant available in Scotland
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£7,500 interest-free loan available on top of the heat pump grant
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£15,000 in total funding available for your heat pump installation
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What is the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan?

The Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan provides financial relief for Scottish homes looking to reduce their energy costs by improving their property’s energy efficiency.

  • Individuals can apply for up to £15,000 in funding to install a heat pump, of which £7,500 is a grant and £7,500 is an interest-free loan. 
  • Individuals who are eligible for the rural uplift can apply for up to £16,500 in funding, of which £9,000 is a grant and £7,500 is an interest-free loan.

There is also funding available for other home efficiency improvements like insulation and solar.

Guide to air source heat pumps in Scotland
Am I eligible for the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan?

The Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan is only available for eligible properties in Scotland. If you live in England or Wales, you can access funding to make energy-efficient home improvements, like installing a heat pump, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

Homeowners and tenants can access the Home Energy Scotland Grand and Loan as long as they reside at the property where the home energy efficiency improvements are being made. Landlords, businesses or property developers are not eligible for the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan.

A valid EPC is less than 10 years old. Not sure if you have one? Contact Aira today. 

To receive your grant and funding, you must have a heat pump installation quote from an MCS-certified company. At Aira, all our installers are MCS-certified and we’re also a member of the Trading Standards Institute accredited consumer code. 

How to apply for the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan

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Arrange your free home energy assessment with Aira
Contact Aira to book your free home energy assessment. An Aira Clean Energy Expert will visit your home to assess your energy needs and provide you with a price-locked quote.
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Arrange your free home energy assessment with Aira

Contact Aira to book your free home energy assessment. An Aira Clean Energy Expert will visit your home to assess your energy needs and provide you with a price-locked quote.

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Contact Home Energy Scotland

Contact Home Energy Scotland to begin the funding process. They will talk through any energy efficiency improvements that you are eligible for and advise next steps.

Contact Home Energy Scotland
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Apply for your funding
Following your conversation with Home Energy Scotland, you’ll receive a personalised application form to complete. You will require our quote to support your application. Unfortunately, we cannot complete the form for you, but we are on hand to provide support.
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Apply for your funding

Following your conversation with Home Energy Scotland, you’ll receive a personalised application form to complete. You will require our quote to support your application. Unfortunately, we cannot complete the form for you, but we are on hand to provide support.

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Receive a funding offer
Home Energy Scotland will assess and process your application before sending a written funding offer. This usually takes around 10 business days.
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Receive a funding offer

Home Energy Scotland will assess and process your application before sending a written funding offer. This usually takes around 10 business days.

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Book your installation

Once you have received your written funding offer, contact us to book your heat pump installation.  We aim to complete your clean energy switch within 30 days. 

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Access £6K more funding to install solar

If you combine your heat pump installation with solar panels and battery storage, you can apply for an additional £6,000 in funding (£1,250 as a grant and £4,750 as an interest free loan). 

Whether it’s a heat pump, insulation, or solar panels, we’ll install all your clean energy-tech with one made-to-measure clean energy system tailored to your home. Everything’s under one roof. And it’s completely hassle-free.

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Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan FAQs

The Scottish Government allocates a certain amount of funding every financial year to the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan program, aimed at helping people improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

This funding is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning that once the allocated budget is exhausted, no further applications can be accepted until the next financial year. 

There’s different amounts of funding available for various home efficiency improvements like insulation, solar panels and heat pump installation. 

For those planning on improving their home’s energy efficiency with better insulation, or other heating systems, individuals can apply for a grant that covers up to 75% of the total cost of the home energy efficiency improvements. This grant can be as much as £7,500, or £9,000 if the household qualifies for the rural uplift.

For heat pump installation, individuals can also apply for an interest free loan of up to £7,500, depending on the individual’s financial circumstances. This means individuals can access up to £15,000 in funding (£7,500 grant & £7,500 loan) to install a heat pump, or £16,500 if they are eligible for the rural uplift (£9,000 grant & £7,500 loan). 

If individuals combine their heat pump installation with solar panels and/or battery storage, they can access a maximum of £6,000 in funding. £1,250 as a grant and £4,750 as an optional loan

You have the flexibility to select the duration of your loan repayment for your home efficiency improvements, provided it falls within the maximum number of years specified by Home Energy Scotland:

Under £5,000: 5 years
£5,000 - £9,999: 10 years
More than £10,000: 12 years

Repayments begin immediately after you have received your funding.

The rural uplift is available for households that meet specific criteria set by Home Energy Scotland. This criteria includes various factors like the location of the property or whether the property is in a designated rural area.

Ultimately, the rural uplift is provided to homes located in rural areas, where access to certain services or amenities may be limited compared to urban areas. To determine eligibility for the rural uplift, individuals should check with Home Energy Scotland.

Once you accept your funding offer from Home Energy Scotland, the timing of when you receive the money can vary. Typically, it takes a few weeks to process the paperwork and disburse the funds.

Replacement heat pumps are not eligible for grant funding. However, an interest-free loan of up to £7,500 is available for replacement heat pumps.

Grant funding for energy efficiency improvements is not available if you are receiving grant support from another source for the same improvement, such as Area Based Schemes funding through your local authority and Energy Supplier Obligation (ECO) funding.


Grant funding is also not available for:   

  • replacement heat pumps 
  • wind or hydro turbines 
  • warm air units 
  • solar water heating systems 
  • glazing (double/secondary)  
  • insulated doors
  • heat network connections 

Solar panels, energy storage systems, biomass boilers/stoves and high heat retention storage heaters may be eligible for funding of up to £6,000 when certain conditions are met

You can also borrow up to £500 per improvement (including up to £375 grant) for what are known as secondary improvements. Examples of a secondary improvement include cylinder thermostats and hot water jackets.

You can also apply for up to £600 in funding (including up to £450 grant) for heating controls.

Warmer Homes Scotland is designed to help people in Scotland who are struggling to stay warm and keep on top of energy bills make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving improvements. 

The Scottish Government is offering assistance to homeowners and private sector tenants struggling to heat their home, who have lived in their home for at least six months and who meet the eligibility criteria.

The improvements offered will depend on an assessment of the home conducted by Warmworks, who will assess your home and will recommend suitable improvements, which could include insulation and heating.

Potential improvements include: 

  • Wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Draught-proofing
  • Central heating (including air source heat pumps)
  • Renewables

In most cases, the Scottish Government will meet all the costs.

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