The Dalry Parish Boundary Trust Energy Fund, a partnership between Community Windpower and Dalry Parish Boundary Trust has opened a fund of £300,000 to enable eligible households within the KA24 postcode area.
This fund - administered by the charity Advice Direct Scotland - is intended to support individuals and households struggling to pay for energy bills.
The fund is intended to support a range of individuals and households, with the following beneficiaries identified:
• Families living on low incomes • Households where one of the council tax payers is a pensioner • People living with cancer • An occupant in receipt of a disability benefit
Payments of up to £500 will be dependent on individual circumstances, with higher levels for support for those demonstrating eligibility across multiple criteria.
Existing benefits will not be affected.
Kenneth Gibson MSP commented
“I thank Dalry Parish Boundary Trust, Community Windpower and Advice Direct Scotland for setting up this scheme through receipts from Dalry Community Wind Farm.
“I’m pleased to have played my part in assisting the Parish Boundary Trust with some stumbling blocks they faced rolling this out as they strived to ensure the funding goes to local people who need assistance.
“Payment for a household with a credit meter will be paid directly to suppliers via BACS. This includes households with smart prepayment meters.
“For traditional prepayment customers, vouchers will be supplied that can be redeemed through the PayPoint or Post Office, depending on your supplier.”
For more information, including the application please visit:
0808 169 9902
Support with applications is also available at Dalry Public Library (01294 833196)
Standing – Pete Boustead (Trustee) and Kenneth Gibson MSP, Sitting – Emily Shedden (Vice Chair), John Smith (Secretary) and Audrey Mason (Trustee Member)