Renfrewshire Council

Funding work to your home

Grants will no longer be generally available, apart from most adaptations for disabled people and in particular situations where owners are being asked to participate in large common works programmes.

Access to borrowing will, in the long term, be the primary means of funding works to private houses.

At present, national arrangements for new lending vehicles to arrange loans for house repair and improvement are not yet in place. The council is not in a position to initiate its own lending scheme but we will provide information to owners on options available elsewhere and recommend them to seek independent financial advice before obtaining loans.

For some owners, saving with local Credit Unions and then obtaining a loan from them may be a viable option.

The council have published our  scheme of assistance for private homeowners, which sets out our approach to improving the quality of private housing in Renfrewshire:

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