Struggling to pay fuel bills?

We are here to help!

With Social Housing Fuel Support Funding

The Association has been able to help our tenants with the cost of living crisis by providing £50 credit towards fuel costs and energy efficient products thanks to the Scottish Government’s Social Housing Fuel Support Fund (administered by SFHA).

We are pleased to advise that we have been successful once again in applying for funding. We have been awarded £50,702 from Round four, Phase 1 and an additional £26,875 from Round four, Phase 3 of the funding.

The funding is vital and has enabled the Association to continue to work in partnership with the Wise Group’s Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT). HEAT provides mentoring support and advocacy to vulnerable households to ensure no one has to struggle between choosing to heat or eat.

The funding will also enable us to provide £100 of fuel vouchers/credit to tenants in fuel debt or fuel poverty. If this is you, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Housing Officer or our Customer Services Team on 0141 812 2237 and we can make a referral to the HEAT team.

Warmer Homes Discount Scheme

Get Ready for Winter 2023-2024 with the Warm Home Discount Scheme!

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about keeping warm during the colder months. The Warm Home Discount Scheme for winter 2023-2024 is just around the corner, and here’s what you need to know:

The Warm Home Discount Scheme for winter 2023-2024 will open its doors on 16 October 2023. Mark your calendars and be ready to apply!

To qualify for the Warm Home Discount, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • – Receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit
  • – Be on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme, which includes:
  • – Your energy supplier is part of the scheme.
  • – You (or your partner) receive certain means-tested benefits or tax credits.
  • – Your name (or your partner’s) is on the bill.
  • – Your electricity supplier may have extra eligibility criteria, so be sure to check with them.

To get the discount, you need to contact your electricity supplier directly. They are responsible for determining who qualifies.

Some suppliers have already begun accepting applications, including EDF, OCTOPUS, BRITISH GAS, SO ENERGY, and OVO. Others are expected to open their applications on or around 16th October. Be prepared to get in touch with them soon!

If you require advice on energy, we can pass your details to The Wise Group. They can provide valuable guidance to help you navigate the application process and ensure you get the support you need.

The number of discounts suppliers can provide is limited, so reach out to your supplier as early as possible. Even if you received a discount last year, it’s important to check with them again this year.

If you’re eligible, your electricity supplier will apply the discount to your bill by 31 March 2024. Make sure to stay with your supplier until you receive the discount.