Grants available to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland
Households across Scotland are being reminded that a considerable portion of the £200 million government fund that was set up to tackle fuel poverty across the nation is still available to be claimed.
Offered as part of the Warmer Homes Scotland programme, the scheme is offering the chance for individuals to apply for grants for a range of energy-saving property improvements, such as new boiler installations, draught-proofing, upgraded heating systems and the installation of additional home insulation.
The programme is being administered by Warmworks Scotland and is supported by the Energy Saving Trust and the Scottish government. It has already helped more than 2,000 households, but a considerable proportion of the fund remains available.
Ross Armstrong, director of Warmworks, said: "With energy bills likely to rise in the future, it is important those who think they may benefit from the scheme apply now.
"There's no better time to consider upgrades to heating than during the summer, when the warm weather will offset any minor disruption caused by having a new boiler fitted."
In addition to helping to tackle cold and inefficient properties up and down the country, the work also has a green element, helping to make properties more sustainable in the years ahead and supporting the government in its aims to reduce national CO2 output.