£7,300 grant to make your property Green

Householders can apply for grants of up to £7,300 as the Green Homes Cashback scheme enters a new and more intensive stage.

Aiming to help people save money on their energy bills and cut emissions across the country this Scottish initiative is open to both private and social landlords, homeowners, and even tenants from early June 2014.

£15 million has been put aside for the scheme which will cover 75% of Solid Wall Insulation (up to £6,000), up to £400 on other insulation, up to £500 on condensing boilers including heating controls, up to £300 on other improvements and up to £100 refund on a Green Deal Assessment Report.

Energy minister Fergus Ewing said: “Scotland is outperforming the UK in the delivery of home energy efficiency measures that is saving households money.

"This new phase of Green Homes Cashback underlines our ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.

"Rising energy prices remain a huge concern for this government, and we will spend almost a quarter of a billion pounds over a three year period on fuel poverty and energy efficiency including our Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland which will spend £79m in 2014/15 to support energy efficiency improvements in Scotland's homes.”