Scotland announces £3.5m fund for social housing efficiency

Social housing landlords in Scotland will be able to make their properties more energy efficient, with money from a £3.5 million decarbonisation fund.

Local authorities and housing associations will be able to use the fund on projects that improve energy efficiency and decarbonise heating, for example when installing solar panels or air source heat pumps.   

Announcing the fund ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate, Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said:

“This funding reflects our commitment to tackling fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency.

“As well as assisting social landlords in decarbonising their heating , the Fund will also encourage innovative thinking and fresh ideas, and is open to expressions of interest from today.  

“This is part of more than £5 million of additional funding to support the Energy Efficient Scotland: Transition Programme, which will continue to provide a mix of advice, grant and low cost loans to support property owners over the next two years.”

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