FUEL POOR FUNDING BOOST

LINDA FABIANI MSP WELCOMES ADDITIONAL WINTER FUEL FUNDING FOR EAST KILBRIDE Linda Fabiani MSP

 

Families across East Kilbride and South Lanarkshire are set to benefit from an additional funding of £286,000 to keep their homes warm this winter, the Scottish Government has announced.

 

Housing associations and councils in East Kilbride will be given a share of a £9 million national fund to help improve the housing of those most in need, and help to ensure that social housing meets energy efficiency standards – making it easier for tenants across East Kilbride to heat their homes.

 

Commenting, East Kilbride MSP Linda Fabiani said:

 

“The Scottish Government has made tackling fuel poverty a priority – and this funding for East Kilbride is further evidence of that.

 

“The £286,000 that has been dedicated to South Lanarkshire will go some way to helping tackle fuel poverty and ensure that some of the most vulnerable households in East Kilbride are able to heat their homes.

 

“The Scottish Government is dedicating half a billion pounds to tackle fuel poverty and to improve energy efficiency, which will make it easier and cheaper for tenants to heat their homes.

 

“It is vital that we continue this action and target it in a way that makes a difference to those who need it most.”

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Notes:

Additional £10 million to help families who most need support to keep warm this winter.

More people across the country will be able to keep themselves and their families warm this winter as a result of £10 million funding announced today.

Housing associations and councils will be given a share of £9 million funding to help improve the housing of some of the poorest households and those most in need.

The funding will help ensure social housing meets energy efficiency standards, making it easier for tenants to heat their home and keep themselves and their families warm.

An extra £1 million is also being made available to provide grants to those households using our interest-free loan scheme, to help meet the cost of installing energy efficiency measures.

 

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