North Ayrshire Council - Area Based Schemes


M-Four have been appointed by North Ayrshire Council as Managing Agent of their Heat and Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Schemes.

We are a forward-thinking consultancy business focused on improving energy efficiency to make our homes more sustainable and affordable to heat.

Together with North Ayrshire Council, M-Four will be working closely with residents in North Ayrshire to identify grant funding opportunities and to deliver energy efficiency upgrades.

Grant Funding Support

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What are the Area Based Schemes?

The Scottish Government awards grant funding to Local Authorities to deliver their Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Schemes (EES:ABS) which aim to address the impact of energy costs and fuel poverty in private housing across Scotland.

Areas Based Schemes are designed and delivered by Local Authorities and their delivery partners and improve energy efficiency through installing insulation, high efficiency heating systems and renewable technology such as solar panels.

Further information can be found on the Scottish Government’s website.

North Ayrshire Council: Area Based Schemes

North Ayrshire Council will appoint delivery partners to help residents in private housing to access the support available through the Area Based schemes.

M-Four will help to promote the scheme, access grant funding, survey properties, advise on suitable measures, and will work with the appointed contractor to ensure works are carried out to a high standard.

Grant funding can make energy efficiency improvements free or charge or reduced cost but those not eligible for grants and wishing to cover the cost of improvements themselves can still access the scheme.

North Ayrshire Council will facilitate the installation of energy efficiency improvements by appointing qualified and experienced contractors. Households who want to have work carried out can enter into an agreement with the contractor for the works. Any grant funding available will be paid directly to the contractor.

Great Cumbrae & Arran

The communities on Islands highlighted ‘Energy and Energy Costs’ as a priority concern for island life within their Local Island Plans and the need to address this through goals such as improving fuel economy, lowering energy bills, and making homes warmer to reduce fuel poverty.

During 2023 – 2024 the North Ayrshire Council Area Based Schemes will focus on Cumbrae and Arran to help achieve these goals.

The Process 

1. Submit Enquiry

2. Grant Eligibility Check

3. Home Survey

4. Confirmation of energy efficiency improvement available

5. Grant offer issued

6. Installations by North Ayrshire Council Area Based Schemes appointed contractor

7. M-Four supporting householders throughout the installation and handover period

Next Steps

If you are interested in finding out more about the Area Based Scheme please contact Home Energy Scotland.

Home Energy Scotland are funded by the Scottish Government and provide free and impartial advice on energy efficiency.

You can call them free on 0808 808 2282

Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm

Alternatively, you can use the contact form on their website and they will aim to be in touch within 5-10 working days.

Apply Now!

To register your interest in the scheme and receive a grant application form please fill out the form or call us on 0800 471 4738.

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