People living in North Lanarkshire on low incomes and who don’t claim benefits could be in line for a £150 cash boost to help with energy bills. The North Lanarkshire Fuel Hardship payment is part of North Lanarkshire Council’s £8.6 million package to support people faced wit
Up to 11,000 Dundee households facing fuel poverty either have or are set to receive a payment to help with their energy costs. Fuel Well Dundee has funding totalling over £1 million available to support people on a low income or who are already experiencing fuel poverty, with energy costs as
Celtic FC Foundation - the charitable arm of Celtic Football Club - is to contribute £400,000 to aid those in fuel crisis across Scotland. Celtic FC Foundation (CFCF) has fully funded the initiative and will assign fuel vouchers worth £49 to around 6,200 households, helping approximately
A new net zero heating package could cut the cost of heating for thousands of households by transforming Scotland’s rural homes, according to rural organisations. The Existing Homes Alliance and rural groups are calling for the Scottish Government to set up a Rural Homes Just Transition Packag
North Lanarkshire Council has opened applications for fuel hardship payments allowing low-income households to apply for a £150 fuel hardship payment. The payment is aimed at residents on a low income but earning too much to be eligible for any other cost of living financial assistance provide
The Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) has said that demand for its new round of funding has highlighted the unprecedented scale of the energy crisis as well as housing associations and co-operatives’ determination to help tenants with spiralling fuel costs. This latest £2
The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme has awarded £12.7 million in grants to 36 organisations across England, Scotland and Wales in its latest funding round. These are for projects which are supporting vulnerable households at risk from cold homes and high energy bills to reduce t
Forth Housing Association has successfully secured funding of just over £55,000 to assist its tenants struggling with soaring fuel costs. Under the umbrella of ‘My Forth Fuel’, every household will receive a £30 payment towards meeting their fuel bills. In addition, Forth HA
A £1 million fuel support programme to help hard-pressed households in Glasgow was launched yesterday. The Glasgow Fuel Support Project will help individuals and families with top-up payments, advice and assistance.
New research from Age Scotland has highlighted that 4 in 10 (42%) of over 50s believed that they were living in fuel poverty this summer. This is a significant increase as before this energy crisis the Scottish Government had estimated that 27% of older households (over 65) were living in fuel pover
North Ayrshire Council and the Energy Agency have teamed up to deliver advice and support to residents amid the cost-of-living crisis. The partnership is one of the measures the council is taking to assist people through the current challenges.
Josiah Lockhart has taken the helm at Changeworks as the environmental charity refocuses its work towards decarbonising Scotland’s homes. Prior to joining, Josiah was CEO of social enterprise support agency FirstPort. He will be leading the delivery of Changeworks' strategy for 2022-25, a
The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open for applications in the second funding round of phase two of the scheme. A total of £22 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bi
Wheatley Homes Glasgow has started work on a £1.6 million programme to make homes more energy efficient and reduce heating bills. People living in 36 homes in Drumchapel could see their heating bills cut by 88% thanks to the innovative energy-efficiency work being carried out by the social lan
A second phase of a heat network in the community of Torry was approved yesterday which will provide an additional almost 570 homes and a new school with lower-cost energy. The £10 million Torry Heat Network will supply heat for the three high rises at Morven Court, Brimmond Court, and Grampia