Fuel poverty



Fuel Bank Foundation receives £444,500 from fuel poverty fund

The Fuel Bank Foundation has become the first organisation to receive a share of the Scottish Government's £7 million Fuel Poverty Fund to tackle fuel poverty this winter.

Published 14 January 2021

Another £2m awarded to charities through Ofgem's energy redress scheme

Ten charities have been successful in securing over £2 million of funding in the latest round of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, the Energy Saving Trust announced today.

Published 12 January 2021

Council launches fuel poverty help for Dundee households

Dundee City Council has announced help for households facing fuel poverty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 12 January 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland launches new energy saving campaign

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people to ‘save your energy’ as the charity launches its Big Energy Saving Month 2021 campaign.

Published 11 January 2021

The Wise Group appointed by Inverclyde Council to help lower home energy bills

Social enterprise The Wise Group has been chosen by Inverclyde Council to help lower home energy bills for 1,000 elderly residents in the area.

Published 8 January 2021

CAS calls for further investment into energy efficiency measures amid soaring demand for advice

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling for greater investment in energy efficiency measures as demand for online advice soared as the weather turned cold.

Published 6 January 2021

Angus Council steps up fuel poverty and energy efficiency work

As part of its commitment to promote and improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty, Angus Council is working in partnership with Scarf (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel) on a project aimed at the area’s private sector housing.

Published 18 December 2020

Energy bill ‘lifeline’ to be extended and increased under new White Paper

The UK Government has published its Energy White Paper, which details plans for what the government describes as a fair and affordable transition to lower carbon power production, heating, industry and transportation.

Published 15 December 2020

Pioneering Clydebank district heating network now operational

A high-tech new heating system which will transform the way homes, businesses and public buildings in Clydebank are heated is now operational.

Published 10 December 2020

Call for action as one in four Scottish households in fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has been urged to double its funding after new figures revealed more than 600,000 homes in Scotland are in fuel poverty.

Published 2 December 2020

Fife Council launches fuel poverty campaign

Fife Council is launching its Stay (Warm) at Home campaign, which will run from November 27 until mid-February with a new theme every week, to raise awareness of the help and support available to households living in fuel poverty.

Published 26 November 2020

Clyde Gateway to help reduce fuel poverty with new community energy project

The Clyde Gateway regeneration programme will today break ground in Dalmarnock to install one of the country’s most innovative and sustainable heating systems – helping to reduce fuel poverty in the area following £2.1 million funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund.

Published 25 November 2020

£4m renewable heat cashback grant scheme launched for Scotland’s SMEs

A £4 million cashback grant scheme to encourage small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to improve energy efficiency and install renewable heating has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 29 October 2020

Council cancels £4.5m Paisley housing retrofit programme

A £4.5 million retrofit programme to reduce carbon emissions and boost the energy efficiency of 75 terraced homes in Paisley has been cancelled by Renfrewshire Council.

Published 28 October 2020

Child Winter Heating Assistance payments to start

Families of disabled children will receive a new heating benefit from the Scottish Government by Christmas.

Published 27 October 2020