CHARITY

Help for heating fund

Unique Scottish charity RSABI have launched their winter campaign, The Help for Heating Fund is a one off grant of £300, which aims to help those in fuel poverty. The grant is available to those who have worked fulltime on the land for at least 10 years but can no longer do so are now unable to work due to age and/or disability, and who now find themselves in fuel poverty. People currently employed in a land-based industry can also apply.

Mags Granger, Welfare Manager at RSABI, said:

“We were disappointed to discover that there are more people living in fuel poverty in Scotland despite a commitment by the Scottish Government in 2003 to eliminate fuel poverty by November 2016. According to The Report of the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group (October 2016), one in three Scots are in fuel poverty.” she added “The situation is worse in rural areas where fuel poverty effects one in two people. RSABI have launched the Help for Heating campaign to offer assistance to those who are in fuel poverty and meet the criteria for assistance. We urge those affected to get in touch ”

You can apply for the help for heating fund by calling RSABI direct on 0300 1114166 or emailing rsabi@rsabi.org.uk.

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