Renewable and low carbon energy

Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme

We launched the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) in March 2015, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Futures Trust and sector specialists.

It is a Strategic Intervention supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds. This LCITP will run until 2021.

It is overseen by the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme Board.

The LCITP aims to support Scotland's transition to a low-carbon economy. We provide a range of support, from expert advice to financial support to assist the development and delivery of private, public and community low-carbon projects across the country.  Its main focus is assisting projects to develop investment-grade business cases that will help secure public and private capital finance to demonstrate innovative low-carbon technologies in Scotland.

The LCITP is designed to create the conditions to attract commercial investment in innovative low-carbon infrastructure projects, which could be replicated elsewhere in Scotland to maximise our potential in the low-carbon sector. It also aims to contribute towards reducing Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions.

Open invitations

Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund

The LCITP Social Housing Net Zero Heat funding invitation will target a total investment of £20 million to support social housing landlords across Scotland to deploy low carbon heat and to contribute towards our heat decarbonisation and fuel poverty objectives, improving Scotland’s overall energy efficiency.

This fair and open funding invitation has been designed to accelerate the delivery of energy efficient, low carbon heat provision to social housing projects across the country and to support projects that can effectively contribute towards the achievement net zero emissions in Scotland by 2045.

LCITP wishes to consider applications for capital support from projects led by Registered Social Landlords, Local Authorities and ESCO’s that can contribute towards the realisation of the Scottish Government’s vision to provide warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and establishing a housing sector as part of a successful low carbon economy across Scotland.

Find out more about the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund.

Please contact to register your interest and request an application pack.

Closed invitations

Information on closed funding invitation is available.

We have published a list of capital projects supported through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.


Please email enquiries to

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