Highland Council announces grant support to install first time central heating into local homes
Eligible residents across the Highlands could benefit from up to 100% Scottish Government grant funding available for First Time Central Heating.
This would be delivered by the Highland Council through the installation of an air source heat pump, new radiators and new controls.
An air-source heat pump uses electricity to extract heat from the outside air and can be used to heat both the home and the hot water tank.
This will generate warmth in one central place, distributing the heat through pipes to radiators throughout the home and will provide Highland residents with full control of their heating system.
To be eligible for funding, the property must be:
- Owner occupied or privately rented and must be your main residence
- Council Tax band A-C or D (where the EPC rating is E, F or G)
- Electrically heated
Full eligibility criteria can be found on the website.
Councillor Trish Robertson, chair of The Highland Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee and the Climate Change Working Group, said: “I would encourage as many eligible householders as possible to apply for this fantastic grant funding opportunity.
“Not only does this offer the potential to significantly lower your heating bills and the comfort of your home, the installation of these measures will help to support action on climate change.”