Decarbonisation funding: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked for:

1. 2021-22 and 2022-23, budget of the Home Energy Scotland Loan and Cashback Scheme

2. 2021-22 and 2022-23, funding allocated to local authority energy efficiency and green heating schemes

3. 2021-22 and 2022-23 budget of Warmer Homes Scotland, and how much of this funding was allocated to those in fuel poverty


1. Budget for the Energy Efficiency and Renewables loan and cashback scheme was:

2021-22 - Loan - £9,300,000 Cashback - £14,000,000
2022-23 Loan - £14,000,000 Cashback - £28,000,000

2. Budget for local authority energy efficiency and green heating schemes (Area Based Schemes)
2021-22 – £64,000,000
2022-23 - £64,000,000

3. Budget for Warmer Homes Scotland
2021-22 – £50,000
2022-23 - £55,000

Each eligible household is offered a bespoke package of measures (heating and insulation measures) that takes account of both the needs of the property and the needs of the household. Eligibility for the scheme is based on “proxies”, certain benefits such as ESA and PIP which are an indication of the likelihood of the household living in or being at risk of fuel poverty.

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