McMillan Highlights Fund to Make Homes Cheaper to Keep Warm

Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) has today (Thursday) highlighted a scheme which will assist some of Scotland’s poorest households as they are to receive a multi-million pound boost in 2015/16 to make their homes cheaper to keep warm.

The Scottish Government’s £5 million HEEPS: Cashback – Social Landlords Scheme offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures.

It forms part of the Scottish Government’s record £119 million budget for fuel poverty and energy efficiency in 2015/16, and means social landlords can apply for up to £250,000 in funding to help drive down the cost of tenants’ fuel bills. The cash will help meet the cost of installing measures, such as solid wall insulation or hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation, in their housing stock

Mr McMillan also added:

“It’s important we continue to support households in Inverclyde and provide them with the necessary measures to make their homes cheaper to keep warm.

“This scheme from the Scottish Government will help address the issue of fuel poverty throughout Scotland and make homes more energy efficient.

“As the Housing Minister indicated, the cashback scheme is aimed at saving householder’s money by reducing their heating bills and will also cut carbon emissions.

“Full details of the scheme and how to apply will be published on the Energy Saving Trust website on Monday 8 June.”

The scheme will open to applications on Monday, June 8.

Full details of how to apply will be published on the Energy Saving Trust website on Monday 8 June: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/organisations/national-and-local-government/social-housing/green-homes-cashback-for-social-housing-providers

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