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Help your community go greener and save money

Work with Home Energy Scotland to make your community a greener, healthier place.

Want to help community members save money, reduce CO2 emissions and get healthier through active travel or by improving their homes’ energy efficiency? Maybe you’re looking to make your community more energy efficient or benefit from renewable technology? Whatever way you want to make your community greener, we're here to help through Home Energy Scotland - the Scottish Government's free, impartial energy advice service delivered by the Energy Saving Trust. 

Call our Communities Officer today on 0131 555 8688 or email us.

What we do

  • We work with individuals: We help people stay warm, save money and reduce CO2 emissions with free, impartial expert advice on making their homes cosier and reducing fuel bills. Find out more.
     
  • We'll partner with your organisation: We can help your organisation develop a project by supporting funding applications and offering you a range of engaging, useful and free resources to empower communities to reduce carbon emissions. Find out more about our partnership working, or see how we can support you to get funding.
     
  • We'll help you with ebikes: ebikes, ecargo bikes and etrikes are changing how we commute and offer amazing health and financial benefits too; not to mention the positive effects they have on the environment.  Community groups can apply for Scottish Government funding to obtain ebike fleets for their neighbourhoods – and we’ll help with everything you need. Our fun, free ebike training sessions cover everything you need to make ebikes your preferred method of transport. We’ll show you how to apply for funding and you can even take a test ride. Find out more: call 0131 555 8688 or send us an email.
     
  • Accessible services: We pride ourselves in making our services as accessible to as many people as possible and have a proud track record working closely with non-English speakers. Find out more.

 

Case study: Gate Church International

Gate Church International is a vibrant church group that manages projects to help its community. They started working with Home Energy Scotland after receiving their first Climate Challenge Fund grant in 2014. Since then, the partnership has flourished.

What to do next...

Order your free support pack

There’s lots of help out there to make your community greener – but sometimes it’s tricky to know who to turn to. This free community support pack will help you on your way.

Order your free pack

Get in touch

Any questions? We’re happy to chat and are just a phone call away – call our Communities Officer on 0131 555 8688, or send us an email.

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