Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund - call for funding applications - 2022

Application form and guidance notes for the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund 2022 call for applications.

Theme 1 - zero emissions heating systems for social housing across Scotland

Theme 1 focuses on supporting the development of projects that can deliver innovative technologies and integrated zero emission heating systems that deliver reliable, affordable heat to social housing in all parts of Scotland.  These projects can also contain energy efficiency upgrades to maximise the efficiency of the new technology being installed. The following technologies are eligible for funding

  • air source heat pumps
  • ground source heat pumps
  • water source heat pumps
  • biomass boilers
  • connection to existing heat networks
  • high heat retention storage heaters. These will only be considered eligible in conjunction with solar panels, battery storage or another source of renewable electricity generation. Projects that connect directly to the grid will not be considered eligible.

The following technologies can be considered in conjunction with zero emission heat solutions:

  • solar panels
  • battery storage
  • thermal storage

Theme 2 – “Fabric First” energy efficiency only projects

Theme 2 is to support the development of projects that are focusing on installing energy efficiency measures within social housing. Our established fabric first approach is critical to the transition, reducing demand for energy, making homes warmer and easier to hear, and preparing them for zero emissions technologies. This must be with the aim of:

  • supporting the sector to reduce energy demand within their housing stock
  • ensure that poor energy efficiency is no longer a driver of fuel poverty.
  • support the future roll out of zero emission heat technologies.

Projects will be required to demonstrate a commitment to installing eligible zero emission heating systems in these properties in the future.

These projects will not be able to match fund with loan funding and must be completed by 30 March 2024.

The following measures are eligible for funding:

  • loft insulation
  • double or secondary glazing
  • under-floor insulation
  • heating controls
  • storage heaters
  • internal wall insulation
  • solid wall insulation
  • waste water heat recovery systems
  • thermostatic radiator valves
  • cavity wall insulation
  • hot water tank and pipe insulation
  • replacement of secondary heating
  • room-in-the-roof insulation

If you are considering a measure not included in the above list please contact us by email at



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