Funding boost for project to help families pay bills

Children playing with the Greener Kirkcaldy environmentally friendly house
Children playing with the Greener Kirkcaldy environmentally friendly house
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A KIRKCALDY charity has been awarded £49,431 to work over the next two years with families finding it difficult to afford their fuel bills.

The Kozy Kirkcaldy Kids project will help to provide children with a better start in life, by helping their families to stay warm and comfortable while spending a lower proportion of their income on fuel.

Families will be offered energy efficiency advice, advice on finding the best tariffs and suppliers, plus referrals to partner organisations to check all benefits and tax credits are being claimed (to maximise income).

The project will also offer energy efficiency measures such as draught-proofing to a smaller number of households.

Dr Suzy Goodsir, Greener Kirkcaldy chairman, said “We are delighted to receive this award which will let us help more people who are struggling to pay high fuel bills.

“This project will complement our existing energy advice work and also the new Kirkcaldy Goes Greener! project that we will be launching this year.”

The funding has been provided by the Scottish Power Energy People Trust which funds charities which help people who find it difficult to afford fuel bills.