Scotland offers £7.5k heat pump grants

Homeowners in rural areas can get an extra £1,500 under the Scottish Government’s new scheme

Big Zero Report 2022

People across Scotland can now apply for a standalone grant of £7,500 to install heat pumps in their homes.

Previously, applicants were required to sign up for a loan before they qualified for this funding, but they can now access the money directly.

The Scottish Government believes that the new approach offers greater flexibility for those looking to reduce their homes’ emissions.

The enhanced measures will also include an extra £1,500 for homeowners in rural areas.

Scotland’s Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Patrick Harvie, said: “Reducing emissions from our homes and buildings is one of the most important things we can do to help end Scotland’s contribution to climate change.

“Our Heat in Buildings Strategy sets out ambitious targets to transform how we heat and insulate buildings and we have committed £1.8 billion over this parliament to support its delivery. This includes doubling our funding for the Home Energy Scotland scheme this year.”

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