Published: 24th Aug 2020

The Scottish Government has fast-tracked £20m of funding to deploy low carbon heat in existing social housing to help support the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The vast majority of the investment made through the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund will be made in the coming year to support the start of construction on shovel-ready projects. It will also deliver a reduction in greenhouse emissions while reducing heating bills for social housing tenants by delivering a minimum of £20m investment though the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). The fund will focus on providing financial support for the installation of heat pumps, with biomass boilers and integrated low carbon heat solutions in existing social housing also eligible for support. ‘The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented global crisis which has fundamentally changed almost every aspect of our lives and the Scottish Government is committed to ensuring a strategic … (To read the full article, subscribe below)