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Make your home warmer this winter with FREE improvements!

Argyll and Bute Council is giving residents the opportunity to make their homes warmer and more energy efficient FREE OF CHARGE.

The council has received £2,011,323 from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme to help residents make a range of energy efficiency improvements to their properties, including external/internal wall insulation, underfloor insulation, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation.

The 2022/2023 programme can offer grants of between £8000 and £21,100 per household dependant on individual circumstances, and is available to:

  • Owner-occupiers and private rented householders living in properties in Council Tax Bands A, B and C.
  • Owner-occupiers living in properties in Council Tax Band D if they have a household energy rating of E, F or G.
  • For householders on islands, in addition to the above, living in properties in Council Tax Band E to H if they have a household energy rating of E, F or G.

The Council’s Policy Lead for Housing, Councillor Robin Currie, said:  “I don’t think people realise that their home could benefit from a range of energy efficiency improvements through the scheme, at very little or no cost to themselves.

“Hundreds of people in Argyll and Bute have already benefitted from warmer, more energy efficient homes as a result; saving money on fuel costs and helping play a vital part in creating a climate friendly Argyll and Bute by reducing carbon emissions.

“Fuel poverty is a real concern and, with heating costs expected to rise even further in October, I would urge people to take advantage of this scheme while it is available and get in touch to see how it could benefit them.”

Home Energy Scotland is the Referral Partner for the Scheme and will carry out an estimate of household energy ratings and make a referral on behalf of householder to the scheme.  In addition, they will also offer a very welcome general energy saving assessment.

To find out more about the programme, and to register, please contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.

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