Skip to main content
Support for green heat installers

Funding for your customers

Location notice

Please note that this page contains information and links most relevant for people living in Scotland.

Energy Saving Trust helps consumers and businesses access funding to make energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy additions to their properties and business premises.

Each funding scheme has its own set of contractor requirements, which must be met for the project to be funded.

Couple with baby sat at kitchen table looking at paper bill and digital tablet

Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan

The Scottish Government provides grants and an optional interest-free loan to eligible owner-occupiers in Scotland to help cover the costs of:

  • making energy efficiency improvements
  • installing renewable heat systems such as heat pumps

Find out more about the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan.

You can find full information about the funding on Home Energy Scotland’s website

Workman replacing old attic mineral wool insulation.

SME Loan

The Scottish Government provides loan funding with additional cashback to finance the installation of energy efficient systems, equipment or building fabric including. The loan is available to Scottish businesses that fall within the EU definition of a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), not-for-profit organisations, and charities.

Heat pump installer

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES)

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) supports communities to engage with, participate in and benefit from the energy transition to net zero emissions. CARES is managed by Local Energy Scotland.

CARES provides a range of financial support including grants and loans, as well as advice and technical support to community organisations, charities and other organisations looking to install renewable technologies such as heat pumps and solar panels.

You can find out more about what CARES will fund on its funding webpage.

Alternative Funding

Below is a list of more funding and loan schemes available in Scotland. Each section includes the target audience, available funding and key contractor requirements. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it does cover the largest and most widely available schemes.

Got a question for us?

Contact us today to find out how we can help your organisation.

Email us

Last updated: 6 June 2024