The Warmer Homes Scotland initiative has awarded more than £38mn to managing agent Warmworks, the Scottish government announced on 17 April.
This, the government said, would enable Warmworks to continue supporting the government’s fuel poverty scheme to 2022. Those at risk of fuel poverty are eligible to receive further investment to improve their property through the installation of new heating systems and insulation, providing £300 in savings per household each year.
Since its inception in June 2018, the initiative has supported up to 15,000 customers.
Scottish Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said: “We have taken a world leading approach to tackling fuel poverty with the introduction of the Fuel Poverty Bill and setting an ambitious target that, by 2040, no more than 5% of Scottish households are in fuel poverty.”