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£6million fund for Glasgow to make homes energy efficient

Glasgow

Around one in four households in Glasgow are estimated to be in fuel poverty

Glasgow has been given £6million from the Scottish Government to help make more homes energy efficient.

The cash will be allocated to owner occupiers and landlords of private rented homes to make improvements that will bring down gas and electric bills for tenants and owners.

As the city gets ready for another winter with the cost of bills expected to rise due to a huge increase in the price of wholesale gas, home owners are being encouraged to take action to insulate homes and carry out work that will save on bills.

Around one in four households in Glasgow are estimated to be in fuel poverty.

People living in 72,000 homes across the city are in fuel poverty and around 8000 are spending more than 20% of their income on heating bills.

The fund will be spent in areas with the highest deprivation, areas in council tax bands A-C and Tax Band D in certain conditions, areas of low income households and fuel poor households in the city and areas that missed out of the Registered Social Landlords investment programmes.

Councillor Kenny McLean, neighbourhoods and housing convenor at Glasgow City Council, said: The Energy Efficient Scotland Area Based Schemes will allow owner occupiers and private landlords to participate in wholly owned project areas delivered by the Council including both traditional and non-traditional type housing.

Councillor McLean added: As part of Glasgow’s Energy Efficient Scotland area based projects, participants will have access to both Home Energy Scotland and our contracted energy advice service provider Social Enterprise Direct.

He said: Both organisations offer support by providing householders with the opportunity to benefit from access to a range of additional services including bespoke energy advice delivered to residents via a number of communication methods including an in home visit should householders wish.

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