Fuel poverty

Applications open for Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund

The Scottish Government has released the application form and guidance notes for the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund 2021 call for applications.

Published 13 August 2021

£139 energy price cap increase points to 'perfect storm' for consumers this autumn

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed the energy price cap is set to increase by at least £139 as gas price increases reach a record high.

Published 6 August 2021

Scottish Government increases funding to tackle fuel poverty and climate change by £9m

A programme to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency will receive an extra £9 million of funding this year to support a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and help fuel poor households save money on their heating bills, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 22 July 2021

Melville Housing tenants in fuel poverty benefit from £20,000 support

Melville Housing Association’s welfare benefits team has helped tenants in fuel poverty access more than £20,000 worth of direct financial support over the past three months.

Published 14 July 2021

Wellhouse offers fuel poverty support to almost 100 residents

Wellhouse Housing Association (WHA) is providing much-needed support to tenants who are struggling to meet increased fuel bills as a result of COVID.

Published 7 July 2021

New EESSH2 standards will cost housing associations £2bn, SFHA research finds

A new energy efficiency standard for social homes would only reduce fuel poverty by 24% despite costing housing associations an estimated £2 billion by 2032, a new report released today by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has found.

Published 6 July 2021

Kingdom Housing Association provides over £50,000 to tackle fuel poverty

Since the beginning of April, Kingdom Housing Association’s Tenancy Sustainment Team has delivered over £50,000 worth of direct financial support to tenants with fuel debts.

Published 6 July 2021

Warmworks Scotland battery storage project yields big results for DGHP tenants

An innovative battery storage project in Dumfries and Galloway has seen energy bills drop by more than half in some households.

Published 29 June 2021

Perth & Kinross and Lochaber charities granted share of Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme funding

Twelve charities across Great Britain are set to receive more than £2.2 million of funding in Round 11 of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme to support households in reducing their energy bills and carbon emissions.

Published 29 June 2021

Free energy advice service launched for Scotland

Scotland’s national advice hub, Advice Direct Scotland, is now providing Scots with free energy advice to help them deal with bills and suppliers.

Published 10 June 2021

SFHA forms strategic partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks 

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has formed a strategic partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks to provide its members with increased expertise and support on improving energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty.

Published 9 June 2021

Dundee woman secures new job after looking for support for fuel poverty

A Dundee woman looking for support with her fuel bills has ended up landing a new job.

Published 9 June 2021

Link Group engages fresh minds on fuel poverty

Link Group has recently engaged with students from the University of Edinburgh Business School as part of an innovative project to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 4 June 2021

People’s Energy Company announces new senior appointments

People's Energy Company, the first Community Interest Company energy supplier, has announced new appointments to its senior leadership team.

Published 27 May 2021

Home energy efficiency measures implemented in East Renfrewshire

A number of companies are operating across East Renfrewshire to install measures to help make homes more energy efficient at reduced or no cost through the availability of funding or grants.

Published 18 May 2021