Funding for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in the Home
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS) 2020/21
The Council has secured funding from the Scottish Government to assist home owners, private sector tenants and landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Eligible households can receive funding for:
- Loft insulation.
- Internal Wall insulation.
- External Wall insulation.
- (Under) Floor insulation.
- High heat retention storage heaters; following insulation upgrades.
Up to £10,000 is available per applicant. However, a higher grant award of £14,000 can be considered based on the applicant’s circumstances.
To register for HEEPS: ABS 2020/21 and to discuss your options, please contact our managing agent:
Warmworks Scotland, on (01856) 881513 or by email.
You can also visit their office at The Store, 5 West Tankerness Lane, Kirkwall, KW15 1AL (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00).
HEEPS: ABS 2019/20 and previous project years
The Council has secured an extension for HEEPS: ABS 2019/20 and we are working with our managing agent to complete these insulation upgrades.
Our managing agent for this period is Firefly Energi (Orkney) Ltd and they can be contacted on 01856881151 or by email.
You can also visit their office at Kiln Corner, Kirkwall, KW15 1QX (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00).
Home Energy Scotland
Additional support and energy efficiency advice is available from Home Energy Scotland (HES).
HES is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Energy Saving Trust. They offer free and impartial energy efficiency advice and are available on the freephone helpline number 08088082282.
Statement of Intent
The Statement of Intent for ABS 2020 - 2021 is available in the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. This lists the criteria we will use to identify households who may be able to receive assistance under the flexible eligibility element of the Energy Company Obligation.