Shettleston Housing Association is delighted to have been awarded £190,000 from the Climate Challenge Fund to roll out an energy advice project in the local area.
The Shettleston Energy Advice Project will employ two energy efficiency advisers who will visit residents in their own homes to give information, advice and assistance on energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures.
The principal aim will be to help households reduce their energy consumption in their homes but the project will also aim to bring about other behavioural changes that will result in a reduction in carbon emissions. Reduced energy consumption means reduced energy costs and tackling fuel poverty will be at the top of the agenda.
Working in partnership with local community group, the Shettleston Community Growing Project, itself a previous recipient of Climate Challenge Fund support, the new project will also recruit local volunteers who will work alongside the energy advisers. In this way, the advice given will benefit from local knowledge and can be specific and targeted.
Over the 33 month funding period the project will aim to reach over 500 households through individual home visits and to spread the energy reduction message to a further 500 through a series of information days and special events.
Speaking about the Climate Challenge Fund award, Shettleston Housing Association Director, Chris Cunningham said:
“The Association has for a long believed it could do more to address fuel poverty in our area, as well as contributing to the carbon reduction agenda. This funding will allow us to do just that.”
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