The Scottish Government’s Croft House Grant has been extended. It is now open for grants of up to £38,000 towards the costs of home energy improvements. This could be: loft or wall insulation; new zero direct emissions heating systems; or upgraded windows and doors.
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The Croft House Grant may be used for:
- major repairs
- internal improvements
- rebuilding work
- energy efficiency improvements
The aim of the Croft House Grant scheme is to provide grants for crofters to improve and maintain the standards of crofter housing, to attract and retain people within the crofting areas of Scotland.
Over the past year, the Scottish Government has awarded over £1 million in grant funding to help crofters across Scotland build and improve their homes.
Commenting on the scheme Minister for Energy and the Environment in the Scottish Government Gillian Martin said:
“The climate emergency and energy crisis has highlighted the need for energy efficiency improvements to existing housing stocks. There are approximately 21,400 crofts in Scotland, and many of these have existing houses which have not been built to the high energy efficiency standards required today.”
“Crofting plays such an important part in the long-term sustainability of our rural and island areas.
“This government has a track record of investing to improve croft housing. Since January 2007, over £24.4 million in Croft House Grant payments have helped to build and improve over 1,100 croft homes.”