Area-Based Energy Efficiency Schemes

Depending on where you live, there may be support available to you in order to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)


The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government UK-wide energy efficiency scheme to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

Through the ECO scheme, you could get a grant to cover or contribute towards the cost of your home efficiency improvements.

ECO was launched in 2013 to help make energy-saving measures, such as heating and insulation, affordable for householders. Every major energy company in the UK has been obligated to provide funding for installations that cut carbon emissions and consumer fuel bills.

Scarf provides management services to support ECO Schemes in the following areas in the North East:


Aberdeen City Council ECO Flex scheme


Angus Council ECO Flex Scheme


Perth & Kinross Council ECO Flex Scheme


Dundee City Council ECO Flex Scheme


If you would like to make an enquiry regarding these schemes please call : 0808 808 2282


Area Based Schemes (HEEPS: ABS)


The Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Schemes (HEEPS: ABS) are designed and delivered by local authorities, in conjunction with utility companies and local delivery partners, targeting fuel poor areas to provide energy efficiency measures to a large number of Scottish households to help reduce fuel poverty. It is primarily an insulation programme delivering solid wall and hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation.

Scarf supports the delivery of HEEPS:ABS schemes in a number of areas in the North East:


Aberdeenshire Area Based Scheme – External Wall Insulation


Aberdeenshire Area Based Scheme – Underfloor insulation


If you would like to make an enquiry regarding these schemes please call : 0808 808 2282

In-Home Advice

To support area-based ECO and HEEPS-ABS schemes, Scarf also provides free home visits. Our advisors will get to know you and your property to provide tailored advice, helping you heat your home for less.

Advisors can identify ways to make your home more energy efficient as well as assess your home for damp and condensation problems. They also provide general energy saving advice that can have you saving energy and money in no time.

Arranging your free home visit:

  • Call freephone 0808 129 0888 or email to arrange the most suitable day and time for a visi.;

Home Energy Scotland ( HES )

Scarf delivers the Home Energy Scotland (HES) service in the north east of Scotland, covering the Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Moray Council and Perth & Kinross Council local authority areas.

Funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust, HES offers free and impartial advice on a variety of energy saving matters and helps people access financial assistance that may be available to make their home more energy efficient, helping them to lower fuel bills.

Learn More About HES