With energy bills set to rise in April, housing associations and co-operatives are providing essential support to tenants struggling with bills thanks to the Scottish Government’s £2.4 million Social Housing Fuel Support Fund.
Bill Bullen, the CEO of Utilita Energy, has written to every local authority in Great Britain asking them to invite residents due to receive the £150 council tax reduction to donate it, where possible, to National Energy Action (NEA England and Wales) or Energy Action Scotland (EAS) to help th
The Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland, has now reached a significant milestone with 25,000 homes across the country supported to heat their homes more affordably.
Householders in Inverness who meet the eligibility criteria for the Inverness Common Good Fund’s Winter Payment Scheme are to benefit from a one-off extension to the scheme and an increased payment. Members of the Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee have agreed to extend
Glasgow-based Wellhouse Housing Association (WHA) has been awarded £3,000 from the STV Children’s Appeal, which will be used to ensure residents are well cared for throughout the harsher winter months. WHA, which owns 798 good quality rented homes and factors a further 52 on behalf of ot
Finance secretary Kate Forbes has confirmed a £290 million package of support to help people affected by the soaring cost of living, including council tax rebates to eligible households. During the Stage 3 debate of the 2022-2023 Scottish Budget Bill in the Scottish Parliament yesterday, Ms Fo
Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA), in partnership with Changeworks, has secured £33,000 in funding from the Scottish Government and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations to support tenants with existing fuel poverty related debts. The fund ensures we can support up to 50 hous
More than two-thirds of Scots are worried about affording their energy bills this year and many already feel cold in their own homes because they are limiting usage, according to a new opinion poll. The Survation poll for Advice Direct Scotland has exposed the scale of the cost-of-living crisis, wit
Wellhouse Housing Association (WHA) residents struggling with climbing energy and fuel costs have been offered access to £6,000 to help heat their homes this winter. The funding, gained via the Scottish Government’s Social Housing Fuel Support Fund which is managed and administered by th
Cairn Housing Group has been awarded a grant of £264,920 from the Scottish Government’s Social Housing Fuel Support Fund. The group, which consists of Cairn Housing Association, Ancho, and commercial subsidiary Cairn Living, will reach out to families with children aged 19 and under who