Aberdeen Set to Benefit From Additional Winter Fuel Funding
Housing associations and councils in Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen to heat their homes.
Commenting, Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald said:
“The Scottish Government has made tackling fuel poverty a priority – and this funding for Aberdeen is further evidence of that.
“The £270,000 that has been dedicated to Aberdeen will go some way to helping Aberdeen City Council and housing associations tackle fuel poverty and ensure that some of the most vulnerable households in the city 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 across Aberdeen.”
See the full Scottish Government press release here: http://news.gov.scot/news/funding-for-the-fuel-poor