Heating, Insulation & Gas Connections Grants

Some homes can benefit from a new or different type of heating system that is more effective.  Others might need insulation to reduce heat loss and so make them warmer or cheaper to heat.  If your home is off the mains gas grid, it might be possible to have help in getting a gas connection.  Support for communities wanting to improve energy efficiency is also available.

  • Home Energy Scotland
  • Help from your energy supplier
  • Help to Heat
  • RSABI Help for Heating Fund
  • Local Energy Scotland
  • Climate Challenge Fund

Home Energy Scotland     0808 808 2282

Funded by the Scottish Government, Home Energy Scotland offers free and impartial energy efficiency advice to householders, community groups, businesses and the public sector across Scotland.  Advisors can direct you to grants and other support that you might be eligible for and can provide advice on being energy efficient.

Help from your energy supplier

Your gas and electricity supplier may have programmes offering free or subsidised help to improve the heating system, energy efficiency or insulation measures around your home. Contact your supplier directly to enquire about their latest offers.

Help to Heat   0800 015 5174

SGN is committed to helping make homes warmer by offering free or discounted gas connections to low income and vulnerable customers in their network area.  Landlords and local authorities can also apply in certain circumstances. They may also be able to contribute to the cost of installing your central heating system if you privately rent or own your home.


RSABI Help for Heating Fund   0300 111 4166

The RSABI “Help for Heating Fund” provides single grants throughout Scotland of £300 – the aim being to alleviate the effect of fuel poverty amongst people who have been involved or currently involved in farming, crofting and growing.

Local Energy Scotland   0808 808 2288

Local Energy Scotland provides free and impartial support to communities and non-profit distributing organisations who wish to generate their own energy and benefit from commercial operations.

Climate Challenge Fund      0800 111 4461 (Freephone)

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is a Scottish Government programme which provides resources, training and events to support community groups to run projects that reduce local carbon emissions and help tackle climate change.