Home Heating Support Fund

The energy price cap rise announced by Ofgem will be a devastating blow for many households across Scotland, pushing many households into fuel poverty.

Advice Direct Scotland launched a £3million support fund to help Scots struggling with their energy bills amid a growing cost-of-living crisis. The Scottish Government funded scheme is designed to help prevent households falling into fuel poverty.

The Home Heating Support Fund is open until 31 March and applications can be made on behalf of individuals by ‘referral partners’ (e.g. local authorities, housing associations, charities providing debt/energy advice) through www.homeheatingadvice.scot.

Alternatively, individuals can contact Advice Direct Scotland for free on 0808 800 9060 or visit www.advice.scot, and trained advisers can assess their eligibility and refer them if appropriate.

You can also visit facebook.com/advice.scot or twitter.com/advicedotscot for more information.