Homeowners in Helensburgh are being urged to find out whether they will be eligible for funding to help make their homes warmer.

Up to £10,000 worth of home improvements could be given to homeowners who are currently in receipt of income-related financial support thanks to Home Energy Scotland.

The funding comes as part of the Warmer Homes Scotland programme which is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Warmworks.

The cash will provide energy efficiency home improvements, such as wall and loft insulation, draught-proofing, and climate friendly heating to those eligible.

These improvements aim to help lower energy bills and make homes warmer for free.

Head of Home Energy Scotland, Harry Mayers, said: “We all know winter can be tough in Scotland, but homeowners have the opportunity to act to help reduce their energy bills and make their homes warmer.

“We’re encouraging homeowners to get in touch with the Home Energy Scotland team for free, impartial advice to check their eligibility for grants and see what energy efficiency changes can be made in their home.

“The improvements really can make a difference, completely changing the energy efficiency of a home.

“The results and benefits so many households have experienced shows that getting in touch with Home Energy Scotland is a positive move.”

During the 2022/23 Warmer Homes Scotland programme, which ended in March of this year, almost 5,500 homes were helped by the funding across Scotland and in Argyll and Bute, 118 households benefited.

Homeowners can access the programme by contacting Home Energy Scotland, with the selected improvements dependent on a survey of the home being carried out to ensure the proposed changes are tailored to the home’s needs.

The Home Energy Scotland scheme also aims to have lasting benefits that not only help individual households but also help tackle climate change.

In Scotland, heating is one of the two biggest contributors to individual emissions and making changes to the way homes are heated is one of the ways the Scottish Government hopes to help Scotland to reach Net Zero by 2045.

For more information about the programme and to see if you are eligible, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or use the self-assessment form on their website: www.homeenergyscotland.org/warmer-home.