What is the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund?

The Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund, owned by the Scottish Government, supports the decarbonisation of social housing in Scotland as part of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). It is available to registered social landlords and local authorities in Scotland.


The funding is designed to speed the rollout of energy efficient, low carbon heat provision across social housing projects in Scotland. It is part of the Scottish Government’s ambitions to achieve net zero emissions by 2045.


  • In October 2021, the Government announced it would be doubling the social housing net zero heat fund to at least £200 million to support decarbonisation of social housing.


  • The scheme is open to registered social landlords, local authorities and energy service companies (ESCOs) in Scotland.


  • There is no date by which applications have to be made; it is a rolling programme of funding.


  • Some of the technologies sponsored include heat pumps; biomass; thermal storage; battery storage; and solar panels.

  • Funding is offered in the form of one-off grants.


  • Applicants for funding may need to provide additional information on previous energy efficiency projects undertaken.

  • Projects need to provide a reduction in energy bills for their tenants.
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