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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35482
Asked by: Maurice Golden, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 24 February 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34219 by Paul Wheelhouse on 18 January 2021, whether it will provide (a) a breakdown of the application decisions made, (b) the projected number of social homes in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural settings to be covered by low-carbon heating work as a result and (c) the timescale for the distribution of funds to successful applicants.

Current status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 10 March 2021


Answer

The Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund closed to applications on 18 December 2020. Of the 13 applications received, 12 are being considered for support. It is projected that to up 1,377 rural households and 510 urban households will benefit from affordable, low carbon heating as a consequence of the funding. Funding is provided in line with need and I can confirm that all projects are anticipated to have received their grant by 31st March 2022.