£1million Fuel Support Project begins in Glasgow

A £1million fuel support programme to help hard-pressed households in Glasgow begins today (3 October) – the Glasgow Fuel Support Project will help individuals and families with top-up payments, advice and assistance.9

The Glasgow City Council Fuel Support Project aims to help eligible citizens in Glasgow gain access to a £49 fuel top-up payment, as well as energy advice and assistance.

Families with children at home and receiving Council Tax Reduction are eligible for the support, and they should contact Glasgow Helps on 0141 276 1185 if they require a referral for a fuel top-up or energy advice.

The grant is part of a wider package of support offered to citizens through the Glasgow Helps team who will support with fuel needs as well as any other needs identified. Glasgow Helps staff will carry out an eligibility check, and a grant of £49 will be awarded via a fuel voucher which will be administered on the families’ behalf by HEAT (The Wise Group) directly with the energy provider.

This funding was allocated as part of the City Budget agreed earlier this year and will now be distributed to some of the city’s most financially challenged households following the appointment of a leading anti-poverty organisation – the Wise Group – as a partner in the scheme.

Grant applications open at 9am on 3 October, and lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Households can fill out the Glasgow Helps online referral form to request a call back from the team by visiting: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/glasgowhelps

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