Scottish Central Government Energy Efficiency Grant scheme: form and guidance

A scheme to offer capital grant funding support to enable the delivery of heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency projects across the public sector.

How to apply

Eligible public bodies should email to request an application pack including guidance note and application form. 

Applicants must ensure the application form is fully completed before submission. Applicants should read the guidance note for instruction on how to complete the application form. Applications must be signed-off and approved by a senior member of the public body, such as the chief executive or director.

Completed applications should be sent to Please ensure applications spanning multiple emails are clearly marked.

This 2023/2024 funding call seeks projects that are capital ready. The application form must be fully completed and submitted.

Applicants should provide the supporting evidence requested in the application form.

Applications can be submitted at any time as this is an open funding call. Capital applications will be assessed at the following checkpoints:



Last date for submission of completed application

Group 2

Checkpoint 3 (closed)

January 2023

31 December 2022

Checkpoint 4 (closed)

April 2023

31 March 2023

Checkpoint 5

July 2023

30 June 2023

Checkpoint 6

October 2023

30 September 2023

Group 3

Checkpoint 7

January 2024

31 December 2023

Checkpoint 8

April 2024

31 March 2024

Checkpoint 9

July 2024

30 June 2024

Checkpoint 10

October 2024

30 September 2024

Group 4

Checkpoint 11

January 2025

31 December 2024

Checkpoint 12

April 2025

31 March 2025

Checkpoint 13

July 2025

30 June 2025

Checkpoint 14

October 2025

30 September 2025

The Scottish Government will aim to notify applicants of their application outcome within six weeks following the relevant checkpoint. This may take longer if high volumes of applications are received.

With the exception of multi-year delivery projects, all applying projects will be required to complete installation and commissioning by the end of March the following year.

For the avoidance of doubt:

  • any project applying in checkpoints under group 2 will be required to complete delivery by 31 March 2024
  • any project applying in checkpoints under group 3 will be required to complete delivery by 31 March 2025
  • any project applying in checkpoints under group 4 will be required to complete delivery by 31 March 2026

As this is an open fund, funding support will be not be allocated equally across the checkpoints. Should all funding be allocated for a financial year, the Scottish Government reserve the right to close future checkpoints.



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