Home energy efficiency improvement fund of up to £5m made available for Glasgow
Funding worth almost £4.75 million and aimed at making Glasgow homes more energy-efficient is set to be accepted by Glasgow City Council, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The available funding will be used in owner occupied and private rented homes in wholly-owned and mixed-tenure blocks in the city. The scheme is part of the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland programme for 2020/21 and its objectives include upgrading housing stock, tackling fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions.
Areas and homes in Glasgow to be targeted through this funding will be those with: the lowest Scottish Index Multiple Deprivation ratings; in council tax band A-C and tax band D in certain conditions; low-income households and fuel-poor households; areas missed out of social landlords’ investment programmes; and areas where people are living in vulnerable conditions to the cold.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm, said: “This very welcome funding from Energy Efficient Scotland will help to reduce fuel poverty in Glasgow, supporting many people and families in the city.
”Better energy efficiency in our homes not only saves money, but reduces carbon emissions and contributes to curbing climate change.”
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